Brunt: No friction with Carson

Published Jan. 17, 2011 7:17 a.m. ET

Carson was dropped in favour of former Hull keeper Boaz Myhill for the 3-2 win over Blackpool on Saturday after a poor run of form, with Brunt handed the armband by Di Matteo. Midfield playmaker Brunt said: "The circumstances aren't great with the way things have panned out but that's football. "But if Scott isn't playing, he can't be captain so there will be no hard feelings between me and him. "We are good friends, he is my room-mate, I have played with him a long time so I don't think it will be an issue. "It's the manager's decision and everyone has to respect that."