Dyer admits: I let Roeder down
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kieron Dyer believes he let manager Glenn Roeder down with his performance at Reading having been handed the captaincy at The Madejski Stadium.
Dyer thanked Roeder for his show of faith after recent speculation over his future and has vowed to vindicate his under-fire boss.
The England international admits he was partly to blame for The Magpies' lacklustre performance in the team's 1-0 defeat in Berkshire.
"There has been a lot of speculation about my future recently and of course I've seen it," Dyer told the Newcastle Journal.
"I've not heard anything, but I think the fact the manager gave me the captain's armband on Monday night shows he wants me to have a future at this club.
"I think it was his way of showing me that he wants me to stay. It's just a shame I didn't have a very good game."
An inconsistent campaign from the midfielder has fuelled talk of a move from St James' Park, with Tottenham as rumoured suitors, but Dyer would prefer to focus on his career on Tyneside.
"As for the Tottenham rumours, I've got nothing more to say about it," he added.