Dyer savours great feeling

7th January 2019
First team

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.”