Grant plays down Purse spat
And shot-stopper keen to cut out defensive frailties
By Elliot Ball. Last Updated: October 6, 2009 10:10pm
Grant: Kissed and made up
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant insists he has 'kissed and made up' with captain Darren Purse.
The pair were the subject of an on-field spat for the first goal in Saturday's 3-0 Championship defeat to Derby, which saw Purse later criticised by manager Brian Laws after Lee Croft capitalised on an indecisive Wednesday back-line.
But Grant has given a vote of confidence to his skipper - a summer signing from Cardiff - citing the frustration of leaking goals as the reason for their heated exchange.
"I think of late we've conceded too many goals and as a goalkeeper I take that to heart," the 26-year-old shot-stopper told the club's official website.
"I'm very likely to get upset and irate. That's part and parcel of it, it happens on a football field.
"We've not fallen out, certainly not. He's a good lad. He's the skipper at the end of the day and anyone not clued in can expect to have a few stern words now and again and he's no different.
"But we kissed and made up. Everybody has their opinion on how things should go and it's a case of trying to get everybody going."