After a whole season out, Queens Park Rangers have offered Kieron Dyer a new one year contract at Loftus Road. The former England player made his debut first game of QPR’s Premier League season against Bolton Wanderers, yet was taken off on a stretcher after only just minutes into his R’s campaign due to a foot injury.
If Kieron Dyer can stay fit he would be an excellent attribute for Queens Park Rangers aiding them to sustain their place in the Premier League however his previous history suggests that he remains a liability with his injury woes. The injury prone 33 year old only played seven minutes of competitive football for Queens Park Rangers last season, 4 minutes of which were spent on the floor. The Anfield Cat made more of an appearance than that. His previous record for West Ham amplifies what a liability Dyer can be to a club. Dyer’s 4 years at The Hammers was spent mostly in the treatment room as he only made 15 league appearances, never completing a whole 90 minutes of football.
What more does Dyer have to offer to the Premier League? Is it really worth another 12 month contract for him to spend off the pitch?
The real question is, once fit, does he still play at the standards he did 5 years ago when he was appointed for Steve McClaren’s England starting line up for a friendly against Spain in 2007. Due to all his injuries no one has witnessed his true football playing ability in the last 5 years however Mark Hughes must see something in the training ground.
This new 12 month contract appointed to Kieron Dyer has come to a shock to many QPR fans, I’m sure they’re all scratching their heads. But many have faith in Hughes and his future at the club and hopefully Kieron Dyer will prove us all wrong.
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