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1516 burnley lloyd dyer 00 300x400Lloyd Dyer, who made just three substitute appearances for Burnley against Birmingham City, Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic, before being released, is reportedly close to a deal with newly promoted Championship club Burton Albion.

Dyer signed in February having previously been at Watford and eventually won a place on the bench. For his performance at Birmingham alone his signing proved a success but, following the promotion, he was released at the end of his short term contract.

To keep fit in pre-season, he’s been training with West Brom’s under-21 squad but played for Burton this weekend in a friendly against Matlock. Despite being behind the other players in terms of fitness, he showed enough to suggest he’ll be a good acquisition in terms of his pace, direct running and use of the ball.

Manager Nigel Clough said after the game that there was a good chance of concluding a deal. “We’ve hopefully got a deal sorted out with Lloyd,” he said. “There’s just one or two little bits of paperwork to sort out. I think he’s signing a one year deal with us. At 33 years old, his experience will be vital for us throughout the season.”

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