Dyer signing for the Clarets
Sean Dyche has added to his squad today with the short term signing of Lloyd Dyer who is best known for his six years with Leicester City but has more recently played for Watford and Birmingham.
He made 40 league appearances for Leicester two seasons ago when they finished the were promoted as Championship winners. He played in the 1-1 draw against us at the King Power but was an unused substitute in the return game at Turf Moor.
One of his last appearances for Leicester was at Bolton in April 2014. He came on as a substitute for Riyad Mahrez early in the second half and five minutes later he scored the goal that clinched the title for them which he’s seen celebrating above with Anthony Knockeart, now with Brighton.
The pacy winger, now 33, had previously played league football for West Brom, Kidderminster, Coventry, QPR, Millwall and MK before moving to Leicester and last season he joined Watford before spending the second half of the season on loan at Birmingham. He still made 32 starts during the season in the Championship.
He hasn’t played for Watford this season and had his contract terminated to allow him to find another club. He looked certain to sign for Ipswich last week but that deal didn’t materialise and today he’s made the move to Turf Moor until the end of the season.
Sean Dyche said: “Lloyd had come out of his situation at Watford and is very experienced and we still feel he has something to offer. He has been involved with two promoted teams, so he brings that experience, but he’s also different to what we already have at the club. He is direct and has pace, so he adds a different aspect to our game and the squad.
“Lloyd hasn’t come here for money; he’s come here to be a part of something and he wanted that challenge. He knows that we are going well and he knows it’s not an easy task to get in the team, but that’s the challenge that’s in front of him.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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