BREAKING NEWS: Burnley Football Club have today announced the signing of wing wizard Lloyd Dyer.
The 33-year-old wing wizard has signed for the Clarets until the season end at Turf Moor, joining us on a free transfer. The former Watford player may yet play a crucial role in our battle to get an instant return to the Barclays Premier League.
Lloyd spent the back end of the 2014/15 season on loan at Birmingham City. He provided a crucial assist on his debut in the FA Cup against local rivals West Brom and scored the winner against Charlton Athletic on the penultimate day of the season.
He made a total of 19 appearances for the Brummies before leaving the Hornets at the expiry of his contract.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche welcomed the player saying: “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", before adding "Lloyd hasn’t come here for money; he’s come here to be a part of something and he wanted that challenge".
Sean added,“He knows that we are going well and he knows it’s not an easy task to get into the team, but that’s the challenge that’s in front of him.”
The Midlands born and bred wide man was a vital part of Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship winning team from the 2013/14 season.
Lloyd made 46 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 10 goals as Leicester City went up automatically with the Clarets. He bagged the winner against Bolton Wanderers in a game which saw the Foxes clinch the Championship title.
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Dyer has played for West Bromwich Albion, Kidderminster Harriers, Coventry City and QPR, before clinching a permanent deal with Millwall in 2006.
A further move to MK Dons followed, Lloyd making 97 appearances for the Buckinghamshire outfit. He netted 16 goals in the 2007/08 season, which again included a strike that confirmed MK Dons as League Two Champions.
Welcome to Burnley Football Club Lloyd.