Dyer takes August prize

Kieron Dyer has been voted the SBOBET player of the month for August.

The midfielder was the overwhelming winner with 42 per cent of the vote, beating Scott Parker into second place with 24 per cent. Mark Noble was third on 18 per cent.

It is the first time Dyer has claimed the monthly prize, which was last won by Manuel da Costa for his performances in May at the end of last season. Dyer was the overwhelming choice after his startling return to form and fitness, and has been unlucky not to score in his last two league run-outs against Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United.

The No7 has been quick to thank the medical staff who have helped him return to action, but was also eager to acknowledge the strong support he has received from the Hammers faithful in the early matches this season.

"We were losing 2-0 to Bolton when I came off and they gave me a standing ovation and that meant a lot to me," he said. "Again, even though we were losing 3-0 they were out-singing the Man United fans and pretending to celebrate a goal being scored. That's just how they are - they are a different gear and my message to them is 'We will start winning eventually and we'll get up that league table'."