Alan Slams Sheringham Rumours

ALAN PARDEW was annoyed at a report in a Sunday newspaper suggesting that there is a rift between himself and striker Teddy Sheringham.

The veteran former England forward has just returned from a thigh injury and came off the bench to score a last minute goal in the Hammers 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Pards exclaimed: "It's pure fabrication and absolute rubbish! There is no rift between Teddy and myself and there never has been. He is working his way back to fitness and I was delighted to see him come on and score at Sunderland.

"I don't want to make an issue out of this situation. If I spent all my time defending these rumours then I'd never get anything else done!"