No rift with Ashton - Curbishley

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West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has again dismissed suggestions of a rift with star striker Dean Ashton after the England player was relegated to the substitutes bench against Manchester United and Arsenal.

The striker has been frustrated with the lack of first team chances and was said to be unhappy at being left out of the starting line-up for the past two games.

Talks about a new contract appear to have stalled but Curbishley is adamant there is not a problem between the pair, saying: "I wouldn´t mind clearing up the situation concerning Dean. We went 4-5-1 against Manchester United and away at Arsenal and Carlton Cole is suited best to the lone striker´s role - there´s a lot or work to be done when you´re playing that role."

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