QPR release Kieron Dyer

QPR have released midfielder Kieron Dyer after the club activated a clause in his contract which enabled him to leave in January.

The much travelled player will now be looking for another club, and after returning to full fitness after years of chronic injuries, he will be looking for a long term home (or retire), potentially lower than The Premier League, where he can re-discover his form which made him on of Englands brightest prospects in the past.

After playing regularly year after year for Ipswich Town and Newcastle, his career took a turn for the worse in 2007 once he left St. James's Park.

He moved to West Ham United on a four year contract, and after only a few days at the club broke his leg in two places, which would be the start of his injury problems in Englands top flight.

After numerous hamstring, foot and ligament injuries during his spell at The Hammers, Ipswich (Loan) and QPR, he has barely kicked a ball in 5 years, and has only emassed 40 games including sub appearances in this time.

To the BBC, Harry Redknapp said:

"If he can stay clear of injuries I'm sure there are clubs that will offer him the chance to play football," .

"He wasn't in my plans and I think he's got something to offer someone, so we wish him all the best."

At 34, Dyer only has a few years of football left in his career, and he could choose to hang up his boots after being released from Loftus Road earlier today