QPR to take Dyer 'gamble'
QPR boss Neil Warnock is set to complete the signing of former England international Kieron Dyer.
Last Updated: 13/07/11 4:06pm
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock has decided to take a gamble on Kieron Dyer and is set to complete the signing of the former England international.
The 32-year-old has been beset by injuries in recent years and was released by relegated West Ham at the end of last season.
However, Dyer looks set to been given another chance to shine in the Premier League by Rangers in a one-year deal.
Dyer has reportedly agreed personal terms on a move to West London and Warnock believes it is a deal that will suit both parties.
"As far as I'm concerned it's a gamble worth taking," he told the London Evening Standard.
"He really impressed me in training and it looks like he has been working hard on his fitness throughout the summer.
"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."
Speaking about the deal, he added: "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."
Warnock is also hopeful on tying up a deal for promising Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton, whose development he witnessed while at Sheffield United.
"We have a great relationship with Spurs and we tried to sign Kyle in January before he went to Leicester," added Warnock.
"We can give him Premier League experience and help him develop in the same way Kyle Walker benefited from being on loan from Spurs at Aston Villa."