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Alex Dyer: From the Open University to Swedish top flight & Montserrat national team

From the Blog – English Players Abroad

English Players Abroad

This article was written in March 2019.

Alex Dyer thought his career as a professional footballer was over after his release from Northampton Town in 2010. He would spend four years out of the pro game, even completing an accountancy degree and taking up a job at a software company. However, a move to Sweden in 2014 has seen a return to the game full time where he has been one of the star men ever since.

“I really struggled to deal with it [being released] at first,” he says. “I’d had a lot of unsuccessful trials after being released which meant I was left club-less quite late on in the season, so I joined Wealdstone, who were in the Ryman Premier, a much lower league than I saw myself playing.

“I think I was a bit entitled at the time, thinking I deserved better which led to me not…

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