Gudjon hunts Dyer signing

Last updated : 12 January 2006 By Richard Brown

Despite having snapped-up midfielder Lee Crooks (loan) and free-agent Mark DeBolla (non-contract) since the transfer window opened just two weeks ago, Thordarson has as yet been unable to capture his principal transfer requirement: a proven striker.

Notts' attack is Dyer - yes, it's official!
His target; Stoke City’s out-of-favour marksmen, Bruce Dyer has thrashed in goals for fun throughout his career, establishing quite a reputation along the way.

Having made his name with Crystal Palace during the mid-to-late nineties, Dyer, still just 30, would go on to emulate his success in front of goal at Barnsley and, later, Watford prior to his free transfer to the Britannia in the summer.

And, after having spoke to the club and the player about a potential loan deal, manager Thordarson – whose connections with his former employers remain strong – is confident that an agreement can be struck to bring the powerfully-built, striker to the ‘Lane.

"I spoke to the player on Wednesday night, and he is just looking to speak to his Manager to find out from him what the future holds for him at Stoke City," said Thordarson, speaking to the Notts County Official site earlier today.

"I have spoken to their Director of Football John Rudge about the situation and he assumed that Bruce will be available for loan. He can't see any future for him there at the moment as they have five strikers in house. I am quite hopeful that this deal can take place."

The player was with Thordarson at the Oakwell, albeit for just 24 hours before his move to Watford.

Should he sign, Dyer will become the third of Gudjon’s high-flying Division Two side of the 2003/04 season to join the club, with Dyer’s former team-mates Brian O’Callaghan and, as of earlier this week, Lee Crooks having already registered with the club.

Meanwhile, Thordarson has given-up on his attempts to capture an un-named French midfielder.

It was thought that the County boss had agreed a deal for the 6''3 left-sided player, but the Greek-based man failed to show for his Meadow Lane trial this week.

"I am not bothering with that anymore. It was something relating to his family but what is the priority? We are not going to wait for that," Thordarson told the Nottingham Evening Post.

For further news on the possible signing of Dyer, be sure to check back to NCM over the next few days as Gudjon looks to add to his squad before Saturday’s clash with table-topping Wycombe Wanderers.