Roeder denies Emre spat
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Glenn Roeder has dismissed suggestions he was involved in a bust-up with Emre.
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has dismissed suggestions he was involved in a bust-up with Turkish midfielder Emre during the club's 1-0 win over Ventspils on Thursday.
The Magpies edged closer to the Uefa Cup proper when winning 1-0 in Latvia, but the talk after the game centred on Turkish schemer Emre.
The diminutive midfielder produced a solid effort in Latvia, but was brought off ten minutes from time and he went straight down the tunnel after being replaced by Charles N'Zogbia.
Roeder has revealed that Emre took a slight knock before coming off and headed straight to the dressing room for treatment.
"Emre had a slight knock and I was not prepared to take any chances with any of our senior players with the Barclays Premiership season so close," said Roeder.
"The tunnel was near the dugout and he had to get to the dressing room for ice.
"He was just using his experience because if he had come to the dugout first I would have told him to get to the dressing room and get some ice on his injury."