Rangers boss prepared to throw Dyer a lifeline

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QPR manager Neil Warnock has announced that he 'can’t lose' with Kieron Dyer, as the 32-year-old looks set to sign a one-year contract with the Hoops.

The injury plagued former England international made just 15 Barclays Premier League starts since joining West Ham United in 2007, but Warnock said he is ready to 'take a gamble' by signing Dyer, and expects to secure a deal for the midfielder today.

"As far as I'm concerned it's a gamble worth taking. He really impressed me in training and it looks like he has been working hard on his fitness throughout the summer,” said Warnock.

As Dyer’s contract expired with the Hammers this summer, nothing stands in the way of a move to Loftus Road as the parties look to agree personal terms.

But Warnock admitted that a short-term deal was best for everyone involved, given the former Newcastle United player's age and injury record.

He said: “As far as I am concerned, we can't lose. We have protected ourselves. If things don't go well then we can always go our separate ways, it's a deal that suits both parties."


After West Ham's relegation from the top tier of English football last term, the former Sheffield United boss will be hoping the move to west London can reignite Dyer, with the signing set to be the second of the day after Jay Bothroyd joined the club on a free transfer.

Warnock added: "He has a lot of experience and is desperate to play in the Premier League again. I like the hunger he's got and he wants to prove a point.

“I really appreciate his commitment. There were other clubs in for him and he could have earned more money elsewhere, but he wants to play for QPR. He wanted to stay in London and I think he can really help us."

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