Dyer eyeing happy return

2nd February
First team

Nathan Dyer is hoping for more of the same from Swansea City this weekend as he heads back to former club Leicester.

Dyer is set to make a first appearance at the King Power Stadium since he won the title while on loan with the Foxes in 2015-16.

And the winger has fingers crossed that Carlos Carvalhal’s side can make it a memorable return to his old stamping ground.

Eighth-placed Leicester are formidable opponents, particularly on their own patch.

But the Swans travel with confidence having shocked Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two Premier League games.

“Leicester are another strong team,” Dyer said.

“I think it will be a different type of game to the last couple we have played – we will have to set up differently.

“But we have to keep doing what we have been doing, and that means fighting for our lives and giving it our all.

“We want to keep taking points in the games we have coming up. The two wins we have just had stand us in good stead and for us it’s good to see some other teams are getting dragged back in.

“It gives us confidence that we are within touching distance of the teams above us.”

The Swans climbed out of the bottom three after Tuesday’s triumph over Arsenal, only to be sucked back into the relegation zone when Southampton and Stoke picked up points 24 hours later.

But the fact that Carvalhal’s men have dropped back to 19th has not affected their growing confidence.

“The Liverpool win was the biggest one for us I think. After that we looked at Arsenal and felt ‘we can do it again’,” Dyer added.

“If we’d lost against Liverpool it might have looked like a mountain to climb when we played Arsenal.

“But we are delighted with the two wins and now we are looking to go again.”