Lloyd Dyer

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Lloyd Dyer
Dyer, Lloyd.jpg
Dyer in 2009
Personal information
Full name Lloyd Richard Dyer
Date of birth (1982-09-13) 13 September 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Aston, Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 West Bromwich Albion 21 (2)
2003 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 7 (1)
2005 Coventry City (loan) 6 (0)
2005 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 15 (0)
2006 Millwall 6 (0)
2006–2008 Milton Keynes Dons 86 (16)
2008–2014 Leicester City 230 (30)
2014– Watford 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:11, 12 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Lloyd Richard Dyer (born 13 September 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays for Watford.

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Lloyd Dyer emerged as a product of the West Bromwich Albion youth system, though he initially struggled to break into the first team. He made his Albion debut in a 3–1 League Cup defeat away at Wigan Athletic on 2 October 2002,[1] but it was the only first team match he played in 2002–03. In September 2003 he spent a month on loan to Kidderminster Harriers.[2] He turned down an extension to the loan, instead opting to fight for his place in the Albion team.[3] This eventually paid off, as during the second half of the 2003–04 season, he played a large part in West Brom's promotion back to the Premiership. Dyer's exciting and pacey substitute appearances often inspired the team, and earned him a new contract in the summer of 2004.[4] However it was still not enough to cement a regular first team starting place, and in March 2005 he was loaned out to Coventry City.[5] In September 2005 he went on loan again, this time to Queens Park Rangers.[6]

Millwall[edit]

Dyer left West Bromwich Albion for Millwall during the January 2006 transfer window,[7] but was released just two months later for personal reasons.[8] Due to the transfer window having already closed, Dyer was unable to sign for another club for the remainder of the season. He had a trial with Derby County, with whom he trained, but the Rams elected not to sign him.[9] He instead joined Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year contract in July 2006.[10]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

His performances during October 2007 earned him the League Two Player of the Month award. Awards panel chairman Chris Kamara said "One of Lloyd Dyer's great strengths is his energy; he's able to motor up and down the left side all day and provides terrific service to his strikers. He's also added goals to his game this month"[11] Dyer received the first red card of his career on 3 November 2007 in a 1–1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.[12][13] He scored twice in the Dons' 5–0 home win over Accrington Stanley on 8 December 2007, earning him a place in the League Two Team of the Week.[14][15] On 26 April 2008, Dyer set up one goal and scored another as Milton Keynes beat Bradford City 2–1, a result that confirmed the Dons as League Two champions.[16]

Leicester City[edit]

Lloyd Dyer playing for Leicester City

On 1 July 2008, Dyer signed a three-year contract with Leicester City on a free transfer, becoming manager Nigel Pearson's second signing after Michael Morrison.[17] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2008–09 season in a 2–0 win over his former club Milton Keynes Dons on 9 August.[18][19] He scored his first two goals for Leicester in a 4–0 win over Cheltenham Town on 30 August.[20] Dyer was in blistering form, scoring ten league goals to help Leicester secure their promotion as League One champions.[21]

He scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season in a 1–0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on 29 September 2009.[22] On 6 February 2010, Dyer scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Blackpool, helping Leicester to their first victory at Bloomfield Road in 73 years.[23]

On 23 September 2010, Dyer committed his long term future to Leicester by signing a new four-year deal, keeping him at the club until June 2014.[24]

Dyer was in fantastic form when Leicester beat Ipswich Town 6–0 at the King Power Stadium. He won a penalty, set up goals for Anthony Knockaert and Marko Futacs as well as scoring one himself. Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare praised Dyer after the match by saying he was playing some of the best football of his career.

On 27 August 2013, Dyer captained Leicester City for the first time in the 5–2 League Cup victory against Carlisle United and also scored the second goal as well as turning provider for Anthony Knockaert for his goal. He was given Man of the Match

On 22 April 2014 he was the lone goal scorer in Leicester's 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers, making them the champions of the 2013-14 Championship.

Watford[edit]

Despite being offered an extension to his contract at Leicester, Dyer signed for Championship side Watford on a three-year deal on 12 June 2014.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Dyer is the brother of former Montserrat international and non-League footballer Wayne Dyer.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 8 May 2014

Season Club Division League Cup League Cup Other[27] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002–03 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Division One 17 2 1 0 0 0 18 2
2004–05 Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2005–06 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2002–06 Total 21 2 2 0 2 0 25 2
2003–04 Kidderminster Harriers League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2004–05 Coventry City Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2005–06 Queens Park Rangers 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Millwall 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2006–07 MK Dons League Two 43 5 2 0 2 0 ? ? 47 5
2007–08 45 11 0 0 2 0 ? ? 47 11
2006–08 Total 88 16 2 0 4 0 5[28] 0 97 16
2008–09 Leicester City League One 44 10 3 1 1 0 3 0 51 11
2009–10 Championship 33 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 37 3
2010–11 35 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 39 5
2011–12 36 4 5 0 3 2 0 0 44 6
2012–13 42 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 48 4
2013–14 40 7 1 0 5 3 0 0 46 10
2008–2014 Total 230 30 15 2 13 7 7 0 265 39
2014–15 Watford Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014– Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002– Career Total 373 49 19 2 19 7 12 0 421 58
  • NOTE: clubs in Italics indicate loan period

Honours[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons
Leicester City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wigan Athletic vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2 October 2002. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Britton lands Dyer". BBC Sport. 5 September 2003. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Dyer returns to Hawthorns". BBC Sport. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Eight feel Baggies axe". BBC Sport. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2007. 
  5. ^ "Dyer makes loan move to Coventry". BBC Sport. 22 March 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  6. ^ "QPR make capture of Dyer on loan". BBC Sport. 26 September 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  7. ^ "Millwall snap up West Brom winger". BBC Sport. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  8. ^ "Millwall part company with Dyer". BBC Sport. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  9. ^ "Midfielder Dyer gets Rams chance". BBC Sport. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Dyer is handed Milton Keynes deal". BBC Sport. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  11. ^ "Dyer named Player of the Month". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  12. ^ "Wycombe vs MK Dons". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  13. ^ "Lloyd Dyer career statistics". soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  14. ^ "MK Dons vs Accrington". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  15. ^ "Coca-Cola League 2 Team of the Week (10/12/2007)" (pdf). The Football League. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Bradford City vs MK Dons". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  17. ^ "Dyer Makes It A Double". LCFC.co.uk. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  18. ^ "Five Fresh Faces For Dons Clash". Leicester City F.C. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  19. ^ "Leicester City vs MK Dons". Leicester City F.C. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  20. ^ "Cheltenham 0–4 Leicester". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  21. ^ "Leicester City's season in photos". BBC Sport. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  22. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  23. ^ "Blackpool 1–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  24. ^ "Dyer signs new deal". www.LCFC.com. Leicester City F.C. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  25. ^ "Dyer departs to join Watford". Leicester City FC. 12 June 2014. 
  26. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Football%3A+WAYNE%3A+ISLE+LEAVE+LLOYD+TO+ENGLAND%3B+No+Caribbean+call-up...-a0115484389
  27. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Johnstone's Paint Trophy & the Play-offs
  28. ^ "Lloyd Dyer at Soccerbase.com". Soccerbase.com. 

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