Burnley Sign Free Transfer Dyer
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed the signing of former Watford winger Lloyd Dyer on a free transfer until the end of the season. Having started his career at West Bromwich Albion, he enjoyed loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Coventry City and QPR, before making a permanent move to Millwall in 2006.
A move to Milton Keynes Dons followed and Dyer made ninety-seven appearances for the club, scoring sixteen goals in the 2007/08 season, which again included a strike that confirmed MK Dons as League Two champions.
The Birmingham born man was an integral part of Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship winning side in the 2013/14 season. He made forty-six appearances for the Foxes, scoring ten goals as they went up automatically with the Clarets, including the strike that clinched the title against Bolton Wanderers.
Dyer then transferred to Watford before spending the latter part of the 2014/15 season on loan at Birmingham City, where he provided an winning assist on his debut in the FA Cup against West Brom, before scoring the winner against Charlton Athletic on the penultimate day of the campaign.
He made a total of nineteen appearances for Birmingham City before returning to Watford who released him at the end of the season when his contract expired.
Speaking about the signing Clarets boss 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.”