Watford have completed the signing of Lloyd Dyer with the Leicester City winger signing a three-year deal at Vicarage Road

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Watford have confirmed the signing of experienced Championship winger Lloyd Dyer.

The Watford Observer reported the Leicester City man had signed a three-year contract with the Hornets on May 17 and the Golden Boys confirmed this afternoon he will join on July 1, once his Leicester contract expires.

Dyer was a regular for Leicester last season, making 46 appearances in all competitions, but he turned down the offer of a one-year extension as he wanted a longer contract.

The winger, whose Foxes deal expires this summer, has made 267 appearances for Leicester during his six years at the club.

He started his career at West Bromwich Albion but didn’t make his debut until he was 20 years old in 2002.

A month-long, seven-game loan spell at KIdderminter Harriers at the beginning of the following season helped his development and he went on to make 18 outings for West Brom in the second half of the season as they secured promotion to the Premier League.

The winger, who can also play at wing-back, was limited to just one start and four substitute outings in the top flight at the beginning of the next campaign and finished the season on loan at Coventry City, where he made six starts.

The 2005/6 season was initially spent on loan at Queens Park Rangers but then he joined Millwall on a free transfer, only to ask to be released from the contract two months later due to ‘family reasons’.

Dyer joined MK Dons on a free transfer in 2006 and had 47 run-outs in his first season, as his side lost in the League Two play-offs. He then scored 11 goals in 50 appearances as MK Dons won the title and also the Football League Trophy.

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5:35pm Thu 12 Jun 14

andyhooked says...

Good news. A player that knows the Chamionship and can speak the lingo.
Good news. A player that knows the Chamionship and can speak the lingo. andyhooked
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5:47pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Paul Gadd says...

I remember Lloyd had a really gaunt expression, sat behind a dazed Nigel Pearson after THAT Deeney goal - hopefully he can have happier times as a golden boy..

Welcome aboard Lloyd- please don't be afraid to 'leave a foot' during tackles in this season

COYH!
I remember Lloyd had a really gaunt expression, sat behind a dazed Nigel Pearson after THAT Deeney goal - hopefully he can have happier times as a golden boy.. Welcome aboard Lloyd- please don't be afraid to 'leave a foot' during tackles in this season COYH! Paul Gadd
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5:54pm Thu 12 Jun 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

So, as far as I can tell, we have signed someone who is an out and out winger, and one who will be rather out of position if playing in the wing back role filled by Pudil of late.

Unless there is a defensive side to Dyer's game that he's seldom let on before, or he's been signed as a bench player who can come on as a sub if we want to change tactics, it looks as if we are changing formation. My money's on 4-5-1, 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1.

Although, thinking of it, even playing with a 3-5-2, I think we perhaps missed the presence of an out and out winger last season, for when we needed a game-changer... WHO KNOWS?!
So, as far as I can tell, we have signed someone who is an out and out winger, and one who will be rather out of position if playing in the wing back role filled by Pudil of late. Unless there is a defensive side to Dyer's game that he's seldom let on before, or he's been signed as a bench player who can come on as a sub if we want to change tactics, it looks as if we are changing formation. My money's on 4-5-1, 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1. Although, thinking of it, even playing with a 3-5-2, I think we perhaps missed the presence of an out and out winger last season, for when we needed a game-changer... WHO KNOWS?! The Skeptical Optimist
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6:03pm Thu 12 Jun 14

soulfulhornet says...

Great news, welcolme on board, Lloyd. I think this could be a very good signing indeed. The comments from Leicester fans when it was suggested that he might be signing would support that.

Probably one of those players like Danny Graham, Tommy Smith etc that are excellent Championship players, but probably can't quite do it in the Premier League, which is just what we need - as we can't afford the wages for those that could play in the Prem.
Great news, welcolme on board, Lloyd. I think this could be a very good signing indeed. The comments from Leicester fans when it was suggested that he might be signing would support that. Probably one of those players like Danny Graham, Tommy Smith etc that are excellent Championship players, but probably can't quite do it in the Premier League, which is just what we need - as we can't afford the wages for those that could play in the Prem. soulfulhornet
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6:16pm Thu 12 Jun 14

watford1881 says...

Glad it's finalised.. Until they sign U never know....
Glad it's finalised.. Until they sign U never know.... watford1881
  • Score: 9

8:58am Fri 13 Jun 14

Harry's Bar says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Great news, welcolme on board, Lloyd. I think this could be a very good signing indeed. The comments from Leicester fans when it was suggested that he might be signing would support that.

Probably one of those players like Danny Graham, Tommy Smith etc that are excellent Championship players, but probably can't quite do it in the Premier League, which is just what we need - as we can't afford the wages for those that could play in the Prem.
When you say, and others have said it, "we can't afford ...." I don't quite understand. Do we know what the Pozzo's can afford and can't afford? We know they're careful, prudent, but surely they have some spare funds if an exciting opportunity arose that needed financing.
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Great news, welcolme on board, Lloyd. I think this could be a very good signing indeed. The comments from Leicester fans when it was suggested that he might be signing would support that. Probably one of those players like Danny Graham, Tommy Smith etc that are excellent Championship players, but probably can't quite do it in the Premier League, which is just what we need - as we can't afford the wages for those that could play in the Prem.[/p][/quote]When you say, and others have said it, "we can't afford ...." I don't quite understand. Do we know what the Pozzo's can afford and can't afford? We know they're careful, prudent, but surely they have some spare funds if an exciting opportunity arose that needed financing. Harry's Bar
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10:36am Fri 13 Jun 14

ORBY says...

Welcome aboard Lloyd, will be great to see you in a Watford shirt whether it's yellow,black or purple!
Welcome aboard Lloyd, will be great to see you in a Watford shirt whether it's yellow,black or purple! ORBY
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