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Lloyd Dyer to Join Town
Monday, 8th Feb 2016 10:26

TWTD understands that former Watford, Leicester, West Brom and Millwall winger Lloyd Dyer will join the Blues on a deal to the end of the season. The 33-year-old’s contract at Vicarage Road was terminated by mutual consent last week.

Birmingham-born Dyer began his career at the Hawthorns and spent time out on loan at Kidderminster, Coventry and QPR before signing for the Lions in 2006.

He moved on to the MK Dons for two seasons before signing for Leicester in 2008 and helping them to the 2013/14 Championship title.

The 5ft 8in tall wideman moved on to Watford that summer, signing a three-year deal, but made only six starts and 10 sub appearances for the Hornets last season, scoring three goals.

In January last year he went out on loan to Birmingham, where he made eight starts and 11 sub appearances and netted once. Having not been involved at all this season he left Vicarage Road last week.

We understand Dyer will put pen to paper on a deal to the end of the season on Tuesday.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy was looking for an additional left-sided winger even before Ryan Fraser suffered his hamstring injury during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at QPR with Tommy Oar having left Portman Road at his own request last month.

Former Arsenal and Charlton man Jerome Thomas spent a week training at Playford Road but wasn't offered terms. Town are likely to announce how long Fraser will be out of action today.

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Corrick91 added 10:27 - Feb 8
Can he play fullback? For me if we had two real fullbacks we would be almost twice as good.

Townie29 added 10:30 - Feb 8
Like for like replacement for Oar. Would have preferred Oar to be honest though

Bluebell added 10:46 - Feb 8
I remember seeing him when we were beaten 6.0 at Leicester. He was a great player then and I only hope he can get back to how he was.

Three years older though so it will be interesting to see how he gets on. He certainly won't replace Fraser but hopefully can bring something to the team after Saturday's result.

At least we will only sign him till the end of the season so if it doesn't work out, it won't be hard to get rid of him.

ArnieM added 10:46 - Feb 8
Welcome Lloyd. Now show us what you can do.

Nazemariner added 10:46 - Feb 8
I think this is a good signing. He's always looked useful when i've seen him.

Lightningboy added 10:47 - Feb 8
A great player a few years ago - he was all about pace - how quick is he now at 33?

BlueNomad added 10:51 - Feb 8
Well Linford Christie was still pretty quick in his 30's!

spiegal added 10:52 - Feb 8
Any thoughts that we are a progressive club investing in promotion ????....and Father Xmas will re-appear on 24th December

CornardBlue added 10:57 - Feb 8
Good signing, better than a loan because he will be available for rest of season.

blueblood66 added 11:05 - Feb 8
decent addition from the bench, now lets bring in a replacement for Ryan.

cats_whiskers added 11:10 - Feb 8
"Dyer" Straits - Is he 'The Sultan of swing', we shall wait and see

TractorCam added 11:11 - Feb 8
I'll take this, he's getting on a bit but still a very good player for this level, and good cover if Fraser is injured

Daleyitfc added 11:19 - Feb 8
Good job McCarthy is sticking to his agenda of only signing new players that are better than what he has, and who can really improve the team, rather than just any old clapped-out journeyman that happens to be available for free ...

LimitlessBlue added 11:22 - Feb 8
He is a player who has always caused us problems so I think he will do well for us.

sidtheswan added 11:25 - Feb 8
Oh well . Good luck obviously MM prefers to Thomas so will reserve judgement until see him play .

Surco72 added 11:27 - Feb 8
Good addition I think , always puts in good service without always having to beat a man think this will aid Murphy no end and from what I have seen against us always puts in a shift

iaintaylorx added 11:33 - Feb 8
Great, surprise addition. Might be 33, but has tremendous pace and can always cause problems. Good coup!

Bluetone added 11:35 - Feb 8
I can remember when it was Chelsea who were called the Pensioners.

vanmunt added 11:37 - Feb 8
Think MM has watched 'Dads Army' over the weekend.. certainly pushes the average age of our squad up.. TC shouting from the touchline 'Don't Panic Mr McCarthy'.. whilst we all shout 'Were doomed!!'.. don't tell him your name Pike!!!!

BroskiBeen added 11:41 - Feb 8
Good player at champ level , but with his age is he really gonna wanna push for promotion knowing that he will probably not play if we go up and he'd rather stay in the championship for two years for a last payout?

victorywilhappen added 11:44 - Feb 8
I think we could do better but my mate Dave said Danny Dyer would be more useful , i disagree, but i don't think anyone thinks we are aiming for the PL...( But it could be a cunning plan by MM)

TimmyH added 11:46 - Feb 8
He might be able to a job but what is it with Mick and trying to muster as much out of players who are largely past their best?...anyway all the best Lloyd.

jpring89 added 11:52 - Feb 8
He should be decent always thought he was good when i saw him play should be fresh too good signing but im sure a lot of others would have preferred us to spend millions in the transfer window but mick knows what hes doing i still believe hes the right manager for our club at the moment.

Beattiesballbag added 11:52 - Feb 8
Abandend by his club! no one to care for him!
Lloyd thought he was all alone in the world, until he found Ipswich.
Here at Ipswich we care for those less fortunate than others with out a contract to call their own.
If you know someone like Lloyd who needs a home send them to
Ipswich Town FC...........because we care!

BoredWithThisNow added 11:54 - Feb 8
Jeez, has it really come to this......the words barrel and scraping spring to mind

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