Bolton Wanderers have signed experienced winger LIoyd Dyer on a short-term deal. The former Birmingham, Watford and Burnley man was released from Burton Albion, where he made 80 appearances and scored 14 goals, at the end of last season as the Brewers were relegated to League One.
The 36-year old started his career at West Bromwich Albion where he made 21 appearances and scored 2 goals between 2001 and 2006. He moved to MK Dons 2006, after a short spell at Millwall, and it was at Stadium MK where he began to make his mark in the football league, making 86 appearances and registering 16 goals in his two years at the club. A move to Leicester City, where he made 230 appearances and scored 30 goals between 2008 and 2014. He helped The Foxes to two promotions in four years, from League 1 in 2009 and from the Championship in his final year at the club.
The Birmingham-born winger turned down the offer of an extension to his contract from Leicester in the summer of 2014, instead joining Watford on a three-year deal. However, he struggled for game time at Vicarage Road making just 14 appearances before departing in 2016. He signed a short-term deal with Burnley towards the end of the 2015-16 season, and helped The Clarets earn promotion to the Premier League. He then joined Burton Albion, where he enjoyed two productive campaigns in the Championship operating largely as a wing back.
Dyer will provide plenty of experience and Championship quality to Bolton’s squad, and in the absence of the injured Sammy Ameobi will provide added competition out wide for Phil Parkinson’s men. Speaking to Bolton’s official website Parkinson said, “With Sammy’s injury lay off being longer than we first anticipated, it was important that we have more options. “Lloyd’s experience of playing as a left wing-back will give us more cover if we decide to play with a back three.”