QPR ace hails manager after return

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Kieron DyerKieron Dyer has praised manager Mark Hughes for believing in him after finally making a successful Premier League appearance for Queens Park Rangers.

The England international had made only three appearances for the London club with none of them lasting longer than 30 minutes.

Yet on Sunday the 33-year-old completed 87 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur and reminded everyone of the qualities he possesses which have helped him to 33 England caps, during an injury plagued career. Speaking to The Independent Dyer said: “I played 60 minutes in midweek and 90 today, so I’m getting minutes under my belt.

“I haven’t missed a training session this season and been available for every game so things are going great for me. I haven’t played regularly for four years, so hopefully, I’m still classed as a 28-year-old and not a 33-year-old.”

The former Newcastle United man saw his season finished in just seven minutes last term, getting injured in that time period during QPR’s opening day defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

“At the start of last season it was just a freak injury when my studs got caught in the ground and my foot gave way. Since the new staff came in, the manager and the medical team have been brilliant with me,” he added.