Kieron in town

ENGLAND international Kieron Dyer was at Portman Road on Tuesday watching Ipswich Town reserves beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 in the Combination.And he confirmed his keenness in seeing Ridgeons League, First Division Whitton United do well.

By Elvin King

ENGLAND international Kieron Dyer was at Portman Road on Tuesday watching Ipswich Town reserves beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 in the Combination.

And he confirmed his keenness in seeing Ridgeons League, First Division Whitton United do well.

Dyer, 28 and looking in the rudest of health after long-term injury and illness worries, is Whitton's main sponsor.


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And the Newcastle United midfielder revealed that he looks out for Whitton's scores every week.

Linked to Whitton in a three-year deal and with his own Soccer School set to commence at the club in the near future, Dyer said: “My mother Jackie saves the Green 'Un every week and I read all about Whitton. And I also go to the ground whenever I can.

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“Whitton manager Ronnie Mauge asked me to become involved, and having been brought up in the town I was pleased to help.

“With a new ground being built inside the next two years or so, the future of Whitton United looks bright.”

And if so, Dyer will have played a significant part.

He also sponsors Ipswich gymnast Jordan Lawrence. “The 2012 Olympics is a goal for Jordan, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it works out for him.

“He certainly has the talent,” said former Town star Dyer.

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