No rest for Dyer in bid to regain fitness

PUBLISHED: 18:55 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 05 October 2010

Kieron Dyer has revealed that he will cut short his summer holidays in a bid to become a major force for West Ham next year

Kieron Dyer has revealed that he will cut short his summer holidays in a bid to become a major force for West Ham next year.

Dyer, 30, is unlikely to feature in the club's final match against Middlesbrough on Sunday after suffering a hamstring strain last month - the latest in a series of problems since he returned from a broken leg this season.

But the Hammers midfielder will return to training just two weeks after the end of the season to begin preparing for the new campaign.

West Ham's players are not due to report back to the club's training ground at Chadwell Heath until July, but former Newcastle ace Dyer will resume fitness work six weeks earlier as he battles to overcome his injury bug.

And Dyer is optimistic that the extra work and a full pre-season programme will allow him to make a significant impact next season.

He said: "Everyone else is having six or seven weeks off but I'll have a couple of weeks and then be back to get myself fit.

"Obviously with my injuries, it's good for me just to have a good pre-season and then next season's going to be my season.

"It's going to be not just a big season for myself, but hopefully a big season for West Ham.

"Hopefully we can have everyone back fit and the manager finally gets to pick his strongest team.

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