Date: 29th October 2006 at 12:32pm
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Kieron Dyer picked up an injury in a ‘freak’ training ground incident that will keep him out the side for two weeks.

He will certainly sit out the UEFA Cup tie against Palermo and Saturday’s relegation tussle with Sheffield United.

Glenn Roeder: ‘Kieron took a knock to his left eye on Friday morning in what can only be described as a freak accident.

‘We immediately took him to see a specialist and his advice was that he needs to rest and not to take part in any contact training for at least two weeks.

‘Kieron does not deserve such wretched luck to happen little more than a day after getting back out on the pitch against Portsmouth, when for 30 minutes he showed the kind of electric pace and ability that we know he is capable of.

‘It is such cruel luck to be robbed of his services, but we have just got to stand up and be counted and move forward in a positive way.’