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Dyer Wings In

15 February 2016

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of former Watford winger Lloyd Dyer.

The 33-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season at Turf Moor and joins on a free transfer.

Dyer spent 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 19 appearances for the Midlands club before leaving Watford at the expiry of his contract.

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.”

Dyche added: “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.”

The Birmingham-born man was an integral part of Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship winning side in the 2013/14 season.

He made 46 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 10 goals as they went up automatically with the Clarets, including the strike that clinched the title against Bolton Wanderers.

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 97 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals in the 2007/08 season, which again included a strike that confirmed MK Dons as League Two champions.

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