Game is extra special for proud mum

FOR one proud Ipswich mum and England fan tonight's game is extra special.Jackie Dyer, mother of England and Newcastle United star Kieron Dyer, will be watching her son play for his country in his home town.

FOR one proud Ipswich mum and England fan tonight's game is extra special.

Jackie Dyer, mother of England and Newcastle United star Kieron Dyer, will be watching her son play for his country in his home town.

The 24-year-old midfielder has been named in the squad for tonight's match, and it will not only be Sven Goran Eriksson who Kieron will have to impress.

Mrs Dyer said more than 30 members of his family had secured England tickets to watch Kieron play at Portman Road, where he made his name at the end of the 1990s.


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"It is exciting that Ipswich is hosting the England match in the first place and it's exciting he has been named in the squad. It will be extra special if he takes part as well," said Mrs Dyer.

"The last one I went to see was an Under 21 England game at Portman Road a few years ago. We have mum, dad, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends going to the game. Absolutely loads.

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"He's certainly looking forward to playing in it. It's special because it's his home town."

Jackie discovered on Saturday her son had been named in the squad and is hoping now that he will get the chance to play.

But she said it might only be a flying visit as Kieron would not have too much time to catch up with friends living in the town.

"Some times after an England game their clubs given them the day off and obviously he will then travel back on Thursday," she said.

Kieron was born in Ipswich and attended Westbourne High School.

He was sold by Ipswich Town in 1999 to Newcastle for £6 million.

He made his debut for England against Luxembourg in 1999 and played in the 2002 World Cup campaign.

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