Dyer returns to West Ham

Kieron Dyer’s loan spell with Ipswich Town has come to an end after a personal call from West Ham boss Avram Grant.

Dyer, who came on as a 71st minute substitute during yesterday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, has returned to Upton Park after a largely underwhelming second spell in Suffolk.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell had said on Friday he hoped to keep the attacking midfielder until the end of the season, but Dyer now seems set to play some part in trying to keep West Ham in the Premier League.

Jewell said: “I received some encouragement but then Kieron came up after training and said that Avram Grant had been on the phone and told him he wanted him back at West Ham. We wish Kieron all the best for the future, wherever his future will be.”

More than a decade after he was a young darling of the Portman Road faithful, Dyer made one start and three further appearances from the bench after signing for Town on a month’s loan.

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