Poyet says Forster must end row

12 February 2010 03:37
Brighton manager Gus Poyet has said it is up to striker Nicky Forster to resolve the dispute between them.Forster has been dropped after making a statement to the media that appeared to imply he was leaving the club because he had not been offered a new contract. [LNB]Poyet told a fans forum on Thursday: "I want him to clarify things and it looks like he does not want to do this. [LNB]"He made a statement as if he had left the club. All the time that is the case, then he is not in the team." [LNB]Poyet told the Albion in the Community event that contract issues would be settled once the club's league position improved. [LNB]"We sat all of the out-of-contract players down on 15 January and told them all that we would not be in a position to discuss contract extensions until such time as we are safe from relegation," he said. [LNB][LNB] No player is more important than the club and Forster should not have made the comments he did scruffylooking He added: "Of course, these players are all free to talk to any other clubs at any time they like. That is the risk I am taking." [LNB]Forster is Albion's top scorer this season, with 12 league goals and three in the FA Cup. [LNB]Poyet said any other complaints would be dealt with in the same way, regardless of who it was. [LNB]"We are not a one-person team. I have 25 other players to consider and if one player acts like that and I take no action, then all of a sudden I have 25 players acting like that."

Source: BBC_Sport