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Jewell Eyeing Longer Stay for Dyer
Jewell Eyeing Longer Stay for Dyer
Tuesday, 15th Mar 2011 08:30

Boss Paul Jewell says that if loan midfielder Kieron Dyer is fit and playing well he definitely wants him at Portman Road next season. The 32-year-old, who is out of contract at West Ham in the summer, has joined his old club on loan for an initial month but with the Town manager tentatively eyeing a longer term deal.

Jewell said: “We’ve taken Kieron on a month’s loan, and that’s all it is at the moment. We’ve also taken Jimmy until the end of the season and all of a sudden people are all mentioning whether it will go beyond the end of the season to next year.

“Sometimes it’s no good talking about things until they actually happen, but what we want to do is bring quality players into a quality football club. That’s what we’re trying to do, whether that’s Kieron Dyer or somebody else we don’t know. I certainly know that if Kieron Dyer’s fit and is playing well, I definitely want to bring him here.”

The Blues boss stresses that not too much should be asked of the midfielder too quickly: “He’s a quality player. I think it’s important that we don’t expect too much. He’s been out of regular first team football for a while.

“We’re pleased to get him here for a month and he’s pleased to get here. Let’s see how things go. We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves.

“We’ll just take each and every day as it comes. Hopefully every day Kieron will get stronger and more confident with his body and I’m sure he’ll excite the fans, he certainly excites the players. The players are delighted to have him here.

“He’s played here before, he doesn’t live too far down the road and we’ll just take it day by day and hopefully at the end of the month we can extend it.”

The Town manager says Dyer let nothing stand in the way of his return on Friday: “As soon as he found out we were interested, he was here.

"His partner was due to have a baby last Saturday and there was no call to ask if he could have Saturday afternoon off. That tells you he’s keen, or a bit squeamish, I’m not sure which.”

Jewell has rated the former England man since his first spell with the Blues: “I remember coming here with Bradford for a night game and we got beaten 3-0 and he was just sensational. He’d have been 19 then. He was an unbelievable athlete - great energy, good footballer. He was a Rolls Royce.

“He did well at Ipswich, moved on to Newcastle, then West Ham. He had a horrendous leg break at Bristol Rovers I think it was and ever since then he’s been playing catch-up.

“He needs a break and hopefully that might come with us. The change of scene might do him good.

"But we have to be careful, obviously the main concern is his fitness. If he can get a few games under his belt, his confidence might just grow.”

Jewell was at Carrow Road last night along with assistant Chris Hutchings and coach Sean McCarthy to watch Norwich beat Bristol City 3-1.

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bontcho added 08:52 - Mar 15
"or a bit squeamish" - love that quote PJ!

cookiemk6 added 08:58 - Mar 15
“He needs a break and hopefully that might come with us." - Good choice of words!

JewellintheTown added 08:59 - Mar 15
"...He had a horrendous leg break at Bristol Rovers I think it was and ever since then he’s been playing catch-up.

“He needs a break and hopefully that might come with us."

Lets hope not mr J, we need him fit, not breaking anything :)

bluelady added 09:02 - Mar 15
at Carrow Road? must be looking at Grant Holt then lol!

Calmingwind added 09:38 - Mar 15
hmmmm thats an interesting one i wonder why, i suppose the derby isnt to far away may as well get some extra scouting in.

youidiots added 10:07 - Mar 15
hopefully PJ was casting his beady eye over NIcky Maynard.

itfc1981 added 10:14 - Mar 15
I agree, Nicky Maynard, please sir Jewell

TotalBlue added 10:35 - Mar 15
If there was an award for Manager Comedian of the month surely there is only one possible winner pure classic comedy from MR Jewell.

I remember the bradford game he mentions my former step daughter was the Mascot and I remember him being very pleasent and chatting with her and the other mascots in the tunnel while I had the less interesting company of Mr Sheepshanks lol

I think this loan is good for everyone but dont expect it to go over the Month but a midfield of Bullard and Dyer with a front line of Wickham and Maynard would be a dream ticket to great glories COME ON YOU BLUES!!!!!!!!!! 2-1 town tonight Dyer to get the first

StowTractorBoy added 10:37 - Mar 15
PJ & co were at Carrot Road as we have to play both Norwich and Bristol City before the end of the season. I doubt very much that he was scouting for players.
To be honest both teams looked no better than us but Norwich get results and thats what counts. Looks like we won't get Makail-Smith either - off to the Budgies ?

pottyblue added 10:48 - Mar 15
cheerio Mr norris then

DiamondGezzer added 11:12 - Mar 15
You've got to say, those green and yellow people up the road don't mess about when it comes to seeking out players ! Makail-Smith ain't the worst player in the world. Not that I'm knocking our three recent signings, please keep it up.

clive_baker added 12:23 - Mar 15
probably at carrot road because we have to play both bristol city and the scum this season.

tractorboy2434 added 12:40 - Mar 15
The offer for Mackail Smith has been turned down and he is staying at Posh, at least until the summer, this according to their website.

confoosed_dot_com added 12:41 - Mar 15
"Kieron will get stronger and more confident with his body and I’m sure he’ll excite the fans"

Oh no, we don't need that!

depressed added 12:43 - Mar 15
I'm all for Jewell looking to bring quality players to the club but by the time Keiron is match fit it will be time for him to return to W/H, so what do we get out of it.
Keiron could make a difference, but are we saying a half fit player on a four week loan deal is better than what we have at the moment ?

Youth added 12:45 - Mar 15
great to see dyer back hopefully will shine in tnite COYB!

WeWereZombies added 15:35 - Mar 17
If there is a player we need in on loan for the derby it is Danny Haynes

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