Dyer times ahead

Last updated : 02 July 2008 By Chris C
The fact that Dyer is not signing a new contract is no real surprise. Despite having been offered a new deal by the club, commendable under the circumstances of the alleged nighclub offence, he is preferring to take his chances as a free agent with the potential wealth that it might bring him.

The club should again be commended for their stand. With tough times ahead Saints need players committed to the cause and this prevents a potential bad attitude in training from a player determined to go and sends out a clear message to the other players to show the required committment.

Also Dyer is on a week to week deal which will ensure that the club gets compensation, albeit below his market value in nearly all cases. With a short career players are of course free to take their chances in the open market. It's a shame that in this case he hasn't yet achieved his full potential.

On the fringes of the first team in his late teens, he finally made a breakthrough in the last year enjoying a run in the team until a serious injury effectively ended his season. Another year in the Championship would help his development as a move to the Premiership may well be lucrative but without the games behind him he may well end up going the way of Mills and Cranie before him.

The real question of course is should he be removed from the On the Cross header after we have stuck by him all season! Have you say in the poll.