When I scoffed about Miserableboro signing Sick Note Dyer yesterday, smoggies were in a rush to claim that Dyer was on a "Pay if you play deal", just like QPR fans did when I ridiculed their investment in this millstone. But both sets of fans were wrong. Dyer and his agent are too cute for that.
Mowbray has now spilt the beans explaining: " “It’s a slightly complicated deal. It’s not as simple as X amount of pounds for a number of weeks. It suits both sides."
“Kieron is happy and we are happy. If Kieron is unavailable to play
then he will not be costing us a lot of money. He can play in an
attacking midfield role, but has great versatility. He played right-back
for QPR. We will utilise his versatility to best benefit our team."
“Two weeks ago he was at QPR, a Premier League side, playing some
matches and scoring in the FA Cup against West Brom. He has been
training and playing.”
It's interesting that Mowbray makes the point that Dyer "has been
training and playing" as if this is in some way a unique quality. Well it is certainly very unusual for Dyer. Well actually, he always seems able to train and play when he needs a new contract and then, once signed...
Just await the breaking news...Kieron has requested the introduction of an aromatherapist to the medical team and somebody trained in Indian head massage!