Dyer focussed on Saints

20th April 2013

With Southampton heading to the Liberty this afternoon, Nathan Dyer is the perfect man to reflect on the Swans' opponents.

The winger started his career with the Saints at the age of eight, eventually leaving the South Coast for South Wales in July, 2009.

Dyer managed 66 appearances at the Saints before becoming a Swan, and he has followed his former club's fortunes closely since his departure.

Speaking during an interview in Jack Magazine - our official matchday magazine - Dyer said: "They have done very well this season. We know just how tough it is to come up from the Championship and try to hold your own in the best league in the world, but Southampton looked impressive.

"I know it was a bit of a shock to everyone around there that Nigel Adkins was sacked, but the manager has brought in a new style of play and he has managed to turn the club's form around.

"The owners thought it would be beneficial for them to have a change - the results since have proved them right.

"It's great to see Saints doing so well. They are a really nice club and they have a talented squad too."

Dyer, who scored the equaliser at St Mary's during the 2-2 draw in November, added: "It's been a great season for them so far, but we are determined to finish in the top half and this game will play a big part in that."

Also in today's 76-page edition of Jack Magazine, we caught up with Swans skipper Garry Monk as he too prepares to face his former club.

As well as this, we have match reports from Tottenham and Norwich, as well reflecting on Angel Rangel's charity fundraiser at the Liberty Stadium.

Nathan Dyer answers your questions in our 'Fans' Mailbag' feature and we take a look back at former Swans from years gone by in our 'Where Are They Now?' section, as Matthew Bound takes centre stage.

And if that wasn't enough for you, in keeping with the centenary celebrations we have a special feature in every programme this season that charts the history of the Swans in bite-size installments.

The new-look bumper 76-page magazine is a must for every Swans fan and will be available around the ground, the club shop and online HERE, plus Slee Stores in Plasmarl, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.

Jack Magazine . . . it really is too good to miss.