Dyer hails Nouble display

Alex Dyer still managed to find some positives in defeat after watching his reserve side slide to a 4-1 defeat at Chelsea this week.

After a relatively even first half which Chelsea edged by the single goal, the home side upped the tempo in the second, adding three more goals in a devastating 13-minute spell. Frank Nouble had the game's final say, though, when he capped off a tireless 90-minute performance with a superb goal two minutes into added time.

"Bondz 'Gala and Josh Payne both worked hard and I think Frank Nouble gave the best performance since the season started," reserve-team manager Dyer said.

"His hold up play was good, he battled and he pressed the game and he deserved his goal. Apart from that it was a disappointing performance from the side."

With a two week break before the reserves return to Barclays Premier Reserve League South action with a game at Fulham, Dyer will travel with his squad to Poland for a friendly game against Arka Gdynia next week.