Warnock plays down Dyer fears
Neil Warnock looked to ease fears Kieron Dyer had broken a metatarsal after their 4-0 defeat to Bolton.
Last Updated: 14/08/11 9:25am
Neil Warnock looked to ease fears Kieron Dyer had broken a metatarsal as he sought to extract the positives from Queens Park Rangers' 4-0 defeat to Bolton.
The Hoops started the game brightly and even had a goal ruled out for offside when DJ Campbell scored early on.
Dyer went off injured minutes later after a tackle and there were fears the injury-prone player could be set for yet another lengthy lay-off.
But Warnock moved to alleviate those fears after the game, telling Sky Sports News: "The good news is that we thought he had broken his metatarsal, it was nasty studs on the top of his foot challenge, but the X-rays are looking quite good.
"So we are just crossing our fingers really - we will know in the next 48 hours."
Gary Cahill put Bolton ahead just before half-time with a lovely effort but, for around an hour, Rangers competed.
But an own goal from Danny Gabbidon and further strikes from Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba settled the contest.
However, despite the result, Warnock was just delighted to back in the Premier League.
"I thought we looked on top, we looked like the team that were going to win the game but that is the Premier League," he added.
"But I think Kevin Davies showed us what it was all about, seven fouls he committed in the first half and didn't get booked, and then he leaves his foot in to make sure he gets a free-kick for the second goal.
"He's a clever lad and he's been doing it all his career, so we have to learn a little bit from that and how they were professional away from home but I was quite pleased for an hour.
"There were a lot of pluses and if we can get the two or three players that I think we need now, it looks like there is a takeover happening, I think we should be positive.
"I would rather be here than Portsmouth or Brighton or any other Championship club, even though it's difficult to do any interview when you've been beaten by four."