Nathan Dyer is ready to play catch-up in a bid to be fit for Tuesday night’s friendly finale against MLS leaders San Jose Earthquakes.
The winger was forced to miss two days of training and last night’s 1-0 victory over Ventura County Fusion, the second game on their pre-season USA tour, with a bout of tonsillitis.
But Dyer returned to the training ground this morning on the outskirts of Santa Barbara ready to make up for lost time by shaking the Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium.
“I was suffering a bit on the flight from Denver Colorado to Santa Barbara,’’ explained Dyer. “The doctor diagnosed tonsillitis and I was resigned to my room.
“The manager told me to rest and recover and I had to sit out training. I felt fit before the Ventura game, but he didn’t want to risk me so I had a bit of a blow-out on my own with the physio before kick-off instead.
“It’s been a bit frustrating because pre-season is where you want to put the work in. This is where you want to be playing and getting your fitness right ready for when the season starts.
“But I’m back in training today and I hope to have a run-out in the last game of the tour against San Jose.’’
Dyer also paid tribute to the fans that came along to support the team in Colorado and Ventura.
Having signed autographs after the game, Dyer added: “We’ve built up a great fan-base over the years. They follow us everywhere we go, even over here.
“It’s important our fans can stay in touch with us because as a team we fire off that support.’’
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