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INTERVIEW | Alex Dyer: “We need to exploit the fact that we are newcomers"



Alex Dyer has seen his career take him from the Football League to The Vale, then out to Sweden, Norway and Kuwait. Now he has returned to Wealdstone and is excited to be hosting Wrexham on Saturday.


“I’m looking forward to getting back out there and putting the last few results right”, Dyer said following our last two defeats. “That's the beauty of this league, there's games around the corner so we just want to dust ourselves off and get a positive result on Saturday.”


On settling into the squad: “It's been great, very easy as it's a nice bunch of lads. There’s good banter and everyone seems cool so it’s been nice getting to know everyone a bit.”



The 30-year-old midfielder has made two appearances since returning to the Stones, including his first start in the defeat to Stockport County last Tuesday.


“I haven't played for a while and without a proper pre-season I'm quite a way off my normal level, but it was just nice to get back out there playing.


“The more match fit I get and the better I understand my teammates and build a bit of chemistry, the more I'll be able to help the team so I'm looking forward to that.”


The Montserrat international spent three years with the Stones when the club first moved to The Vale and he is happy to see the progression of the Stones in almost a decade.



“Yeah it's been great, there's a few faces that have been here from my last stint seven years ago so was definitely nice catching up with them.


“As a club I'm happy to see them in the National League, as when I left they were in the Ryman Premier division, so it's good to see how much things have progressed.”



Dyer’s overall assessment of the current squad: “We have a young, talented bunch of players and I could see that from my first session. If we click and get it right then we definitely can surprise a few.


“We need to exploit the fact that we are newcomers to the league and some teams may not know about us or respect us like they should, so it’s a great challenge and one I'm looking forward to.”


Interview by Dec O'Reilly

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