Dyer: It's time to regroup
6th May 2014
Nathan Dyer admits it has been a difficult campaign for Swansea City - but believes now is the time to regroup ahead of the summer.
The Swans lost their penultimate game of the season on Saturday when they went down to a 1-0 defeat against Southampton.
Garry Monk's side sign off the 2013/14 campaign with a trip to Sunderland next weekend as they look to break the 40-point mark.
Sunday's clash at the Stadium of Light will be Swansea's 54th this year, and Dyer insists it has been tough going.
"The season's been up and down for us," he said. "There have been some highs and lows, and I guess a change of manager didn't help.
"Garry had to adapt quickly when he came in and we had to as well. It was always going to be hard, but we just wanted to make sure we got safe.
"Having done that, we can regroup and go again next season."
After back-to-back league wins over Newcastle and Aston Villa to secure Premier League status for a fourth season, the Swans suffered a narrow defeat against Southampton at the Liberty.
The game looked destined to end goalless until substitute Rickie Lambert popped up with a freak winner deep into stoppage time.
"That was disappointing for us as a team, coming off the back of two good wins," said Dyer.
"Southampton are a good side but it was unfortunate the way the goal happened.
"We took a loss, but all in all I thought we defended well and should have come away with a draw at least.
"But for us it's about trying to finish the season on a high. There have been so many ups and downs this season, so hopefully we can get the win and have good holidays."