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Ex-Villa youngster Dyer joins Harriers on loan
5:59pm Wednesday 1st January 2014 in Sport
MIDFIELDER Jack Dyer has joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan from League Two side Burton Albion.
The 22-year-old moved from Aston Villa to Burton in 2010 and has played more than 50 times for the Brewers.
This season, the youngster has appeared six times for Albion, starting against Fulham in the Capital One Cup, when Burton lost 5-4 on penalties, and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy loss to Notts County.
Meanwhile, Harriers’ Skrill Premier derby clash at Hereford United yesterday was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.
Despite the best efforts of ground staff at Edgar Street, heavy rain overnight and in the morning forced the referee to postpone the match.
Steve Burr and his troops will hope to get back on track on Saturday when they take on League One high-fliers Peterborough United in the FA Cup third round at Aggborough.
The postponement was a major setback for the cash-strapped Bulls, who were banking on a bumper New Year’s Day crowd to add much-needed funds to their coffers and had brought in extra catering.
It was set to be the third home game in a row when Hereford hoped to raise cash from their fans by asking visitors to the game to donate £10 to help the club’s plight.
Instead, United director Dave Preedy has urged supporters to turn out for the next home game, which is against Southport on January 18.
The match will now likely be played in mid-week, meaning fewer fans will attend, which is a further blow for Hereford.
Preedy said: “We’re not going to get a big crowd for the rearranged game — we’ll get a portion of it.
“I spoke to the chairman in the morning and we are very disappointed because of the finances. It’s gone and we have to carry on.
“It’s a massive hit because we had a meeting talking through the finances. Getting through December was no problem and we were looking forward towards January.
“Now this, the pay day for January, we are not going to get.
“I ask the fans for the next home game to come in droves to help the club. It’s tight, I can’t put a happy slant on it.
Preedy added: “It is a kick in the teeth, it seemed to me that was the day for us because the form book was in our favour and the lads were up for it.”
n Evesham United’s home fixture with Merthyr Town in Calor Southern League Division One South and West yesterday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.