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Owls weighing up swoop for Dyer

Wednesday are weighing up a move for Leicester City winger Lloyd Dyer.

Owls boss Gary Megson is looking to bolster his squad with a number of new additions and the Foxes could be prepared to let their winger leave, given that boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has the funds to strengthen his own squad for a push for promotion in the npower Championship.

Dyer was still a key performer at the Walkers Stadium last season, making 39 appearances and scoring five goals along the way, but could fall down the pecking order under Eriksson next term.

The former MK Dons man has the experience of helping Leicester to promotion from League 1, something which is a big factor in Megson's interest in the 28-year-old, and has also proven he can cut it in the Championship.

Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric also knows Dyer well from his time as Foxes chairman and will be prepared to fund the transfer fee and wages for the Birmingham-born midfielder.

But Dyer could opt to stay at the Walkers and fight for his place, despite the potential flood of new arrivals at City this summer.

The Owls will try and use the guarantee of regular first team football next season to lure him to Hillsborough, and also now have the financial backing to offer Dyer a competitive wage.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 28 2011

Time: 8:37AM

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don't know whether it's the good old wednesday-fan pessimism shining through here as it has been engrained into my mentality over the last two decades of football, but I really can't see us attracting players like this, like Koumas et el as we are a League 1 club. Am I just being negative??? Don't get me wrong I'd love us to bring some decent players in... think i might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed today.
Carbone's Padawan
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28/06/2011 09:17:00

i don't see why not all our other wingers are dyer.
Radon Barrier
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28/06/2011 10:22:00

i see what you did there Radon.
Carbone's Padawan
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28/06/2011 10:56:00

No Carbone's Padawan, I don't think you're being negative, just realistic! We attracted players like Clinton and Teale last season though which for League One was somewhat of a coup - yet they didn't necessarily do the business. Koumas would FAR be the best of the lot but in all realism, if he signed for us I hope his application is spot on and it's not just for an easier life than The Championship. As for some of the others in McIndoe, Bennett and Scotland, each of these should do a good job in League One with regular first-team chances. One word of caution though, didn't we say the say regarding a few of our additions at this point last summer?
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28/06/2011 11:03:00

I would prefer a few young players i.e. <25. All the players mentions are 31+.
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28/06/2011 11:12:00

wouldnt want to play for Megson.
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28/06/2011 12:04:00

Who wouldn't OllyOwl70, you or Dyer?
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28/06/2011 12:33:00

Agree with mightyboosh,we all need to get real here.While all these players mentioned would improve our team tenfold,the reality is that we are in League 1.Why would they want to come here? Koumas would be a great signing as he is quality but Iam sure that someone higher up the food-chain will come for him before the season starts.Hope Iam wrong but doubt it.
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28/06/2011 12:36:00

The gap between the premiership and the rest of the league has been huge for a while, but I think the Gap between the championship and league 1 has got much bigger recently. Being a big club counts for less and less as years go by. The Championship is a feeder ground for the prem. I remember when Big Jack poached Terry Curran from Southampton ( a top flight team). Those days are gone unfortunately. Has anyone else noticed it widen since we were last here a few years ago cos I have.
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28/06/2011 12:50:00

Radon Barrier, I tend to agree. Not only that but with the intended wage cap about to hit the football league, the gap between the Prem and the rest will just get bigger and this will no doubt have a trickle down effect.
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28/06/2011 14:17:00

Very good point that Radon Barrier.The gap has widened between Championship and League 1 and thats why its vital that we get out of this league this season. A play off place at least must be our goal but I reckon it will be even harder than last season.
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28/06/2011 16:27:00

Why are we going for Championship players when we need to get out of League 1? The ones that joined last season have flopped big style on the whole. There must be players within League 1 that are willing and capable of playing at Hillsborough. Even looking at the better players within League 2 that have something to prove and a desire/understanding of the lower leagues. Surely if players are willing to drop down a division its because they no longer cut it at a higher level and want a pay day. Lets not wait for people to decide if they want to play for us and start signing players waiting for us to sign them.
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29/06/2011 14:01:00

Well said AuzzieOwl.Totally agree with you.Danny Green would rather play for Charlton than us,hes signed for them!Thought he might go to a Championship team but not one in our league.
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29/06/2011 15:53:00


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