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The former Newcastle midfielder is hoping to put his injury nightmares behind him after playing almost 90 minutes in the defeat to Spurs and stake a place in the Hoop's first team

QPR midfielder Kieron Dyer hopes to finally repay the faith that manager Mark Hughes showed in him.

Dyer was signed in the summer of 2011 but an ankle injury sustained seven minutes into last season's opening game kept him out for the entire campaign.

The 33-year-old is looking to finally put his persistent injury problems behind him and repay the backing that Hughes has given him.

"When Mark arrived here he said straight away that he wanted to give me another chance and that’s what has happened," Dyer told club’s official website.
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"That was a huge vote of confidence for me. I played 60 minutes in midweek and another 90 on Sunday, so I’m getting the minutes under my belt.

"I haven’t missed a training session this season and been available for every game, so things are going great for me.

"We just need to start getting a few points on the board and everything will be falling into place."

The former Newcastle player came on as a third-minute substitute for Jose Bosingwa and played at right-back for the Hoops.

The former England international was disappointed to not get the three points, but was happy with his fitness and performance.

"I started my career at Ipswich at right back and made my England debut in the same position," Dyer continued.

"I haven’t played there for a while though. I was sitting on the bench, enjoying a cup of tea, and the next thing I know I’m getting thrown in at right-back against Gareth Bale - so that was a good test for my hamstrings.

"I’m gutted we didn’t get the three points but, from a personal view, it’s going well. I feel 100 per cent.

"I felt I was up and down like a young Kyle Walker, especially in the first half. The hamstrings held up well, and playing against one of the best wingers in the world was a good test."