Dyer keen to resurrect faltering career at QPR

Former Ipswich Town favourite Kieron Dyer has vowed to put his injuries behind him and prove himself to new club QPR.

Dyer, 32, has had a career beset by injuries, and joined newly-promoted QPR on a free transfer this summer after being released by West Ham United.

The Ipswich-born midfielder, who played more than 100 games for the Blues - including a brief loan spell back at Portman Road last season - has promised to prove himself at his new club.

“I’m delighted to be here,” he said.

“QPR are an ambitious club and when I sat down with (manager) Neil (Warnock) and he explained the vision for the club, specifically the hunger and the determination of the squad, I just wanted to be part of it.

“The aim is to stay injury-free. I don’t want to do anything stupid.”

Dyer’s injury problems began at Newcastle United after his �6 million move from Town in 1999. He then broke his leg in two places in 2007, which nearly ended his career.

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A succession of injuries at West Ham restricted him to just 16 starts during his four-year stint.

Dyer said: “The last few years have been a nightmare because all you want to do is play football and what made it worse last season was we got relegated.

“If I was on the pitch I think I could have helped West Ham stay in the Premier League.”

Dyer fellow new signings Jay Bothroyd and former West Ham team-mate Danny Gabbidon at QPR.