Former England International Kieron Dyer has signed a short-term deal with Championship side Middlesbrough.
The 34-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout his playing career, only making 46 appearances for both West Ham Utd and QPR since leaving Newcastle Utd at the end of the 2006-07 season.
Dyer was released from QPR earlier this month and was training with Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town recently to maintain fitness while looking for a new club. He could be set to make his debut at Portman Road when the sides meet on Saturday.
Boro midfielder Grant Leadbitter expressed his excitement at the prospect of Dyer joining the club when speaking to the Evening Gazette in Middlesbrough.
“He’s been unlucky with injuries but hopefully he can come in to this club, raise the bar and take the club where we all want to go.
Let’s hope it all gets sorted and that he’s in the squad at the weekend. He can give us that extra lift over the remaining 18 games.”