Dyer hopes his goal can be the start of things to come
26th August 2015
Nathan Dyer hopes his Capital One Cup goal against York City will help his push for a regular role in Garry Monk's plans.
The winger was quick off the mark against the League Two side as Dyer made an instant impact by opening the scoring after just 82 seconds.
After Eder was denied by onrushing keeper Scott Flinders, Dyer latched onto the loose and calmly slotted into the bottom corner from just inside the box.
It was the 27-year-old's first goal of the campaign in his first start, with Dyer's other appearance coming as a substitute against Newcastle United.
And he hopes his first goal of the season will boost his claim for more involvement in Monk's starting XI.
"I've been working really hard throughout pre-season to get back into the first team," said Dyer. "I have been working closely with (coach) James Beattie, so it was great to get in the scoresheet.
"I just want to prove I can get back to my best and push for a start."
The Swans now head to Hull in the third round, with the tie set to take place during the week commencing September 21.
Monk's side will head to the KC Stadium thanks to the 3-0 win over York at the Liberty on Tuesday night.
Dyer's early goal set the tone for the Swans, who added further goals in the second half through Matt Grimes and sub Marvin Emnes.
And Dyer though it was a performance and victory in which the Swans can take many positives from.
"We made a great start as a team. We wanted to get out there and attack to show what we could do," he added.
"It was our time to show what we can do. An early goal will always settle nerves for us to control the game. We could have had a lot more goals throughout the game.
"We have to grind as hard as we can to win competitions like this. We were playing against tough opposition.
"Considering the changes I thought we linked up and moved the ball well, Matt and Leon (Britton) did a great job for us and we got our rewards.
"It was a real team effort. Everyone is trying to impress as much as they can, but we all worked together to get the best out of each other.
"The team we fielded could definitely line-up in the Premier League. It was a strong team and I am proud of the boys."
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