Grant gets Dyer fitness boost

Dyer was forced off in the 41st minute against Tottenham last

weekend after feeling ill but he has recovered and should return

against the Cottagers at Upton Park. Elsewhere on the injury front,

central defender Winston Reid has recovered from food poisoning and

should be in the squad. Grant has revealed that he is taking the

pressure of the Hammers job in his stride. He told the Newham

Recorder: “I feel all the time under pressure. I don’t want to be

even one minute without pressure, I think that would do more damage

than good things. “I can control the pressure and I can direct it

where I decide. I have a way to deal with things and to focus the

team, but if you look at my time in England in the last five years,

always I have a tough August.”