Dyer determined to be a hit

West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer is determined to win over the critics who have suggested he has been a waste of money.

Dyer has made just 20 appearances for the Hammers since arriving in a £6million deal from Newcastle United in July 2007.

A badly broken leg in only his third appearance for the Upton Park club was the first of many injury problems for the England international.

But after returning to action as a half-time substitute during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Bolton, Dyer is determined to silence his critics.

"All I keep saying is that people forget that my leg was broken just as badly as (Arsenal's) Aaron Ramsey's. I've had four operations just to fix it, I give 110 per cent in rehab every time," he told the club's official website.

"The fittest I've been since I became a West Ham player was at Wolverhampton on the first day of the season and I showed in that 70 minutes that I was on the pitch what I can do.

"I'm confident that, when I get match-fit, I'm going to be an asset to this club.

"I've got another game for the reserves and hopefully I can play my first full 90 minutes for a number of years.

"Hopefully that will put me in good stead for getting to full fitness."

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