Lomas reveals he wanted to sign Leicester star in summer

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MILLWALL boss Steve Lomas has revealed he tried to sign Leicester City livewire Lloyd Dyer in the summer.

Dyer has been in scintillating form for the promotion-chasing Foxes this season, scoring five and assisting six goals in 19 appearances.

And Lomas wanted the winger, who had a brief spell in south London in 2006, to re-join the ranks at The Den during pre-season.



Lomas believes keeping Dyer quiet, as well as top scorer David Nugent, will be key to the Lions' chances when they travel to the King Power Stadium this Saturday.

"Those two are on fire at the moment," he said. "They've got good players all over the pitch. You only have to look at who they've got out on loan to see where they are at – Neil Danns at Bolton, Richie Wellens at Doncaster and obviously Martyn Waghorn are all starters at other Championship clubs.

"Nugent has been a top player at this level for a couple of seasons and so has the lad Dyer – I played with him at QPR so I know what he is all about. We tried to get him in the summer but in the end he stayed put. We know that they are a strong side and we'll have to go there and be resilient and keep their dangermen quiet."



But Lomas has backed the Lions to pose a goal threat of their own on Saturday – and is not planning to settle for a draw.

"I don't ever go into a game looking for a point – I don't like that approach," he said.

"We always seem to create chances – I don't think a game has gone by this season in which we haven't had opportunities to score, so we are confident of doing the same again.

"You set out for a win and if you get a draw you accept it. I feel that keeping clean sheets is going to be very important going forward because we look like scoring at the other end."

Jimmy Abdou, who missed the Barnsley win with a knee injury, returned to training on Tuesday and Lomas is confident the midfielder will be fit to start.

But Liam Trotter (groin) is likely to be out for another ten days.

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6 thoughts on “Lomas reveals he wanted to sign Leicester star in summer

  • November 28, 2013 at 09:00
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    Rather have Moussi in the starting line up again then Jimmy. We will need to win the physical battle in the middle and protect our centre backs.

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  • November 28, 2013 at 09:54
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    Does SL realise he was actually our player during the 2006 season and left cos he was homesick(arrgghh) for the midlands!!! So thank god he didn't sign him, what a wuss!!

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  • November 28, 2013 at 10:18
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    Spot on Lomas!! We don't like looking for a draw, but if the opportunity presents itself and we are 1-0 down with 2 minutes to go then I'd take it haha.

    Dyer is a quality player at this level, no doubt about that and would have gladly had him in our team! His record speaks for itself and I'm sure the 7 years to mature since his previous stint with us is enough to get over the move down south

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  • November 28, 2013 at 11:11
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    Dyer would have been a great siging, the impact he has had for Leicester proves that and contrast him with Morison who really has not made much of an impact at all Moussi must play surely and I wish Lomas would give Easter a chance.

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    • November 28, 2013 at 18:40
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      More quality quotes from our leader 'I don't think a game has gone by this season in which we haven't had opportunities to score,'. Well done, medals all 'round.

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      • November 28, 2013 at 22:34
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        @lion.ie: oh s*** lion, it's like my own thoughts!

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