Difficult to know what to make of the alleged dressing room bust up between Manager Tony Pulis and hitherto favoured/favourite striker James Beattie.These things happen,usually to be resolved inside the club,after which everyone moves on TOGETHER.
From news reports in The Sentinel,the club did indeed move swiftly to defuse the situation.Everything seemed to have been patched up,until 'sources close to' Beattie indicated that there had been no apology and he was considering his future at the club.
The main concern must be the potential damage to team morale ahead of the game against Wigan at The Brit.To draw a line quickly under the matter limits that damage...if things drag on then who knows what the effects might be.
Beattie seems to be very popular with his teammates,so some polarisation of views seems inevitable.
Hopefully what we see on the pitch will be a UNITED effort,with everyone focussed on taking three points from Wigan.