Lloyd Dyer

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Lloyd Dyer
Lloyd Dyer training.jpg
Dyer in 2013
Personal information
Full name Lloyd Richard Dyer
Date of birth (1982-09-13) 13 September 1982 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Aston, Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 23
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 14 (1)
2015 Birmingham City (loan) 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:17, 3 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Dyer began his senior career with West Bromwich Albion, and had loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers, Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers before joining Millwall. After half a season, he moved on to Milton Keynes Dons, where he spent two years. In 2008, he signed for Leicester City, where he played for six seasons, and joined Watford in 2014. He spent the latter part of the 2014–15 season on loan at Birmingham City.

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

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,[2] 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.[3] He turned down an extension to the loan, instead opting to fight for his place in the Albion team.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] In September 2005 he went on loan again, this time to Queens Park Rangers.[7]

Millwall[edit]

Dyer left West Bromwich Albion for Millwall during the January 2006 transfer window,[8] but was released just two months later for personal reasons.[9] 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.[10] He instead joined Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year contract in July 2006.[11]

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"[12] Dyer received the first red card of his career on 3 November 2007 in a 1–1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.[13][14] 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.[15][16] 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.[17]

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.[18] 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.[19][20] He scored his first two goals for Leicester in a 4–0 win over Cheltenham Town on 30 August.[21] Dyer was in blistering form, scoring ten league goals to help Leicester secure their promotion as League One champions.[22]

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.[23] 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.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2014–15 season, replacing Daniel Pudil in the 83rd minute of a 3–0 home win against Bolton Wanderers. Three days later, on 12 August, he scored the only goal in Watford's 1–0 League Cup victory at Stevenage. On 19 August, Dyer scored his first league goal for Watford in a 2–0 win at Rotherham United, and following his goal appeared to shout abuse towards the bench at manager Beppe Sannino.[27]

Birmingham City (loan)[edit]

Dyer joined fellow Championship club Birmingham City on 19 January 2015 on loan for the rest of the season.[28] He made an eventful debut. Replacing the rested Demarai Gray in the starting eleven for the FA Cup visit of West Bromwich Albion, his centre was steered past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill by Jonathan Grounds for Birmingham's goal in the 2–1 defeat, and in the second half, he collided with Myhill who injured a finger and had to be replaced.[29][30] He scored his first goal for Birmingham in the last home match of the season to give his team a 1–0 victory over Charlton Athletic,[31] and finished the season with 19 appearances.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Dyer is the brother of former Montserrat international and non-League footballer Wayne Dyer.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 May 2015
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2002–03[34] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2003–04[35] First Division 17 2 1 0 0 0 18 2
2004–05[36] Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2005–06[37] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 21 2 2 0 2 0 25 2
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2003–04[35] Third Division 7 1 7 1
Coventry City (loan) 2003–04[36] Championship 6 0 6 0
Queens Park Rangers (loan) 2005–06[37] Championship 15 0 15 0
Millwall 2005–06[37] Championship 6 0 6 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2006–07[38] League Two 41 5 2 0 2 0 2[a] 0 47 5
2007–08[39] League Two 45 11 0 0 2 0 3[b] 0 50 11
Total 86 16 2 0 4 0 5 0 97 16
Leicester City 2008–09[40] League One 44 10 3 1 1 0 3[b] 0 51 11
2009–10[41] Championship 33 3 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 37 3
2010–11[42] Championship 35 3 2 1 2 1 39 5
2011–12[43] Championship 36 4 5 0 3 2 44 6
2012–13[44] Championship 42 3 3 0 1 1 2[a] 0 48 4
2013–14[45] Championship 40 7 1 0 5 3 46 10
Total 230 30 15 2 13 7 7 0 265 39
Watford 2014–15[32] Championship 14 1 0 0 2 2 16 3
Birmingham City (loan) 2014–15[32] Championship 18 1 1 0 19 1
Career total 403 51 20 2 21 9 12 0 456 62
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons

Leicester City

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Wigan Athletic vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2 October 2002. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Britton lands Dyer". BBC Sport. 5 September 2003. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Dyer returns to Hawthorns". BBC Sport. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Eight feel Baggies axe". BBC Sport. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2007. 
  6. ^ "Dyer makes loan move to Coventry". BBC Sport. 22 March 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  7. ^ "QPR make capture of Dyer on loan". BBC Sport. 26 September 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  8. ^ "Millwall snap up West Brom winger". BBC Sport. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  9. ^ "Millwall part company with Dyer". BBC Sport. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  10. ^ "Midfielder Dyer gets Rams chance". BBC Sport. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  11. ^ "Dyer is handed Milton Keynes deal". BBC Sport. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007. 
  12. ^ "Dyer named Player of the Month". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  13. ^ "Wycombe vs MK Dons". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
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  15. ^ "MK Dons vs Accrington". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Coca-Cola League 2 Team of the Week (10/12/2007)" (PDF). The Football League. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  17. ^ "Bradford City vs MK Dons". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  18. ^ "Dyer Makes It A Double". LCFC.co.uk. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  19. ^ "Five Fresh Faces For Dons Clash". Leicester City F.C. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  20. ^ "Leicester City vs MK Dons". Leicester City F.C. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  21. ^ "Cheltenham 0–4 Leicester". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  22. ^ "Leicester City's season in photos". BBC Sport. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  23. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  24. ^ "Blackpool 1–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
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  26. ^ "Dyer departs to join Watford". Leicester City FC. 12 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Rotherham United 0–2 Watford". Watford FC (YouTube). 20 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Blues snap up Lloyd Dyer". Birmingham City F.C. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  29. ^ Sutcliffe, Steve (24 January 2015). "Birmingham 1 West Bromwich Albion 2, match report: Victor Anichebe double earns another win for Tony Pulis". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Pulis 'prays' for Hawthorns cup tie". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  31. ^ Dick, Brian (25 April 2015). "Birmingham City: Gary Rowett talks Lloyd Dyer winner and the progress made since taking over". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  32. ^ a b c "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  33. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Football%3A+WAYNE%3A+ISLE+LEAVE+LLOYD+TO+ENGLAND%3B+No+Caribbean+call-up...-a0115484389
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  35. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  36. ^ a b "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  37. ^ a b c "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Lloyd Dyer in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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