Dyer delighted to be back
28th January 2014
Nathan Dyer was delighted to mark his return from injury with three points as the Swans overcame Fulham at the Liberty.
The winger had missed the last eight games in all competitions following ankle ligament damage suffered in the draw against Norwich back in December.
Dyer returned to action as a second-half substitute for Pablo Hernandez with game still goalless.
But the former Southampton man teed up Jonjo Shelvey for the home side's opener, before Chico Flores sealed a crucial win with another deflected effort.
The result was Swansea's first league win in eleven games and just their third at the Liberty this season.
But Dyer was delighted to be back amongst the action after a frustrating period on the sidelines.
"It's been quite hard coming back," he said. "It's been a long process but a speedy one at the same time.
"The ankle isn't quite 100 per cent yet but it was nice to get a run out. The manager just told me to go and play my game, to cause some trouble and get behind the defenders.
"But I thought we did really well and we were persistent. When you lost games, you lose momentum.
"It's always hard to break that but we've managed it and got a win both for ourselves and for the fans. They are always getting behind the boys and it is up to us to give them something to shout about. "Hopefully we can now move forward from here."