After an entire Newcastle United career plagued by injury, and without a start in six months, Kieron Dyer is finally back. For now.
Playing in his preferred position â€œin the holeâ€ against Arsenal on Saturday, Dyer was electric helping the Toon to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. On the half hour mark he received an Obafemi Martins flick on, beat Emmanuel Eboue and scored. Welcome back Kieron.
And if he can stay fit Dyer will be a massive bonus to Newcastle, like a new signing capable of turning their season around. His pace and skill also make great viewing for neutral fans and might even give Steve McClaren something to think about, other than what sort of left back Evertonâ€™s Andy Johnson would make. He’s just one of those players that almost everyone loves to watch.
But too often these promising Kieron comebacks are stopped in their tracks by niggly little injuries. Kieron Courtney Dyer shockingly turns 28 next month, usually the peak of a players career, and is not the potential-filled youngster that most probably still see him as. After being given a load of time to really get healthy, it’s probably now or never.
Otherwise it’s back on the â€œWhat Might Have Beenâ€ pile along with Thierry Henry.
(that was a joke)