Ipswich Town set to sign Lloyd Dyer on short-term deal

Birmingham City's Lloyd Dyer (right) West Bromwich Albion's Chris Brunt battle for the ball during t

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Ipswich Town are reportedly close to announcing the addition of free agent winger Lloyd Dyer on a short-term deal.

The 33-year-old had his contract at Watford terminated by mutual consent last week having not featured for them at all this season.

He will help fill the left-wing void in Mick McCarthy’s squad due to the unexpected departure of Tommy Oar and an injury to Ryan Fraser.

Birmingham-born Dyer began his career at West Brom but never really made a breakthrough at the Hawthorns and spent time out on loan at Kidderminster, Coventry, QPR and Millwall.

He moved on to MK Dons in 2006, spending two seasons with the League One club, before signing for Leicester in 2008. There he memorably terrorised the Town defence on more than one occasion with his pace and direct running.

After playing a major role in helping the Foxes win the Championship title in 2013/14, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, he was released by the Premier League newcomers and joined Watford on a free transfer.

He played a bit-part role during the Hornets promotion last season though and spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Birmingham.

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