Dyer savours great feeling
Nathan Dyer believes he is getting back to his best after his first goal since February helped Swansea City reach the fourth-round of the FA Cup.
The winger scored the second of the Swans three goals at Villa Park as Graham Potter's men turned in a fine performance to advance at the expense of their Championship rivals.
Dyer had last scored for the club in the fifth-round replay against Sheffield Wednesday last term, and he savoured the moment as he celebrated in front of the Jack Army.
The 31-year-old is the longest-serving player in the current first-team squad, and has been relishing regular first-team action in recent weeks after being used sparingly during the opening months of the campaign.
And Dyer - who was an integral part of the Swans play-off and League Cup successes of recent years - feels his sharpness is returning as he gets more and more game time under his belt.
“It’s been a long time since I have played so it has been hard to be on the sidelines and I have kept working hard and training hard," he said.
“To score is the cherry on top. You are back in and playing but to score is a great feeling, and it was a good feeling for me.”
He added: “I hope there is more game time to come. When you do pre-season you are hoping for game time, which has been short for me.
“It’s been kind of like doing pre-season in the games, so I have had to work hard to get that fitness back and that explosive power to continue throughout the whole game.
“I am slowly getting that back and feeling much better.”