Kieron Dyer back in top flight with QPR

England international Kieron Dyer became QPR's second signing in a day after penning a one-year deal at Loftus Road yesterday.

Rangers announced the signing of former Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd earlier in the day.

Dyer has been beset by injuries in recent years and was released by relegated West Ham at the end of last season, but he has now been given another chance to shine in the Barclays Premier League by Rangers.

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"I'm just delighted to be here," the 32-year-old midfielder told the club's official website, "QPR are an ambitious club and when I sat down with Neil (club manager Warnock] and he explained the vision for the club - specifically the hunger and the determination of the squad - I just wanted to be part of it. He sold the club to me.

"I've got something to prove after the couple of years I've had, but I feel good and I'm really looking forward to playing my part next season."

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While some may consider the move for Dyer a gamble due to his injury problems, Warnock believes it is a deal that can work. "When a player of Kieron's ability becomes available, you'd be crazy not to be interested," he said. "It's a gamble worth taking."