Former Watford and Crystal Palace star Bruce Dyer is inspiration to new Boston United striker

Boston United v Workington, football action.
Boston United v Workington, football action.

KOREY Dyer-Stewart is calling on some Premier League experience as he bids to be a big hit at Boston United.

The teenage striker is hoping to make it a family affair as he turns to his mentor – his uncle Bruce Dyer – to help improve his game.

Dyer was the first million-pound teenager when he moved from Watford to Crystal Palace in 1994.

“When I was younger I always looked up to him,” said Dyer-Stewart, who made his Pilgrims debut during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Workington.

“He was always there for me.

“Not just in football but in other areas. He’s always been there.

“It was inspirational when I was growing up, he was a professional footballer so I’ll always look up to him and he’s always got tips and advice.

“He’s a humble person so he doesn’t go on, he’s just there if I need him.”

It was uncle Bruce who suggested the youngster, a Burton Albion youth product, try his luck at York Street.

After impressing on trial, the fast-footed forward was ordered to get his match-fitness sharper by manager Jason Lee.

After some hard work and three goals in two matches for the reserves, Dyer-Stewart was finally given his senior debut at the weekend.

“I think it went really well. I started bright and felt confident,” he added.

“It was a good feeling to make my debut. I love it, love it.

“The gaffer’s the gaffer so if he says I need to be fitter then I need to be fitter. I just had to stay humble and work on fitness.

“It was definitely a long wait to get here but it’s worth it. Now I’ve got to work harder and improve even more.”