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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