TRAINING’S JUST FINE SAYS KEITH
CARLISLE boss Keith Curle has defended his training regime after Billy Paynter and Gary Dicker appealed against fines for missing sessions.
The Professional Footballers’ Association has revealed it is supporting striker Paynter, 30, and midfielder Dicker, 28, after they refused to attend a session for non firstteamers.
Curle, 51, said: “Their responsibility is to make themselves available at those particular times if they are of the right fitness capabilities.
“As long as they’re being asked to do a reasonable amount of training at reasonable times, they should attend.
“I can’t see why anyone would complain, even if they had to turn up at eight o’clock for a game of badminton if it would help their career.”
Despite neither player having featured this year, in part due to injury, Curle has not ruled out them staying at the club.
He added: “I’ve not closed the door on anybody’s career at this football club.”