Dyer transfer policy brings in Jordan

Last updated : 26 September 2008 By Chris C
After resolving his contract dispute with the club and signing a new deal, Saints were hoping that Dyer would continue the progress he made prior to his injury last season when he finally looked like adding end product to his raw pace.

Unfortunately, he has been at his frustrating worst in recent times with plenty of promise with his surging runs but inconsistent passing, crossing and shooting, perhaps best summed up by the skyer over the bar when clean through against Barnsley.

Saints will be hoping that as with his spell at Burnley the move will kickstart his career again and he will come back full of confidence.

Coming the other way is a virtually unknown striker, Jordan Robertson, who has yet to make a league appearance for Sheffield United. Poortvliet was previously interested in signing him when in Holland.

Poortvliet is hoping that Robertson, a powerful six foot striker, can add extra muscle up front for Saints as well as another option on the flank. He has shown potential on loan spells in the lower leagues at Oldham, Dundee Utd, Northampton and Torquay.

However, he is yet to set the world alight in his loan spells and is a curious addition to a Saints side crying out for more experience with the youngsters' early season confidence taking a dent.

With Dyer on the bench at the moment, it looks like swapping players who can't get in their respective teams. The concern is that this is another questionable decision after the signings of injured and out of favour Pulis and Gasmi.

With Premiership and Championship squads now well established there are plenty of experienced and talented players desperate for first team football with Premiership squads often willing to pay some of the player's wages.

If times are indeed so hard that we simply can't afford anything but untried and untested youngsters, then let's at least play our own youngsters and help them gain experience for the future, even if it's currently looking a bleak one.