Dyer: We have a lot to offer

10th December 2018
First team

Nathan Dyer insists he has plenty more to offer the Swans after playing a key role in the 3-2 victory at Brentford.

The winger made just his third appearance of the season under Graham Potter as the Swans edged a five-goal thriller at Griffin Park.

After Wayne Routledge opened the scoring in just 33 seconds, Dyer played a big part in the second goal as his cross was turned into the net by Bees defender Chris Mepham.

Leroy Fer then made it 3-0 after 27 minutes when he tapped home Oli McBurnie’s overhead kick from Routledge’s Rabona cross.

Dyer and Routledge were among six changes made by Potter as the Swans boss looked to end a run of three straight defeats.

Despite clocking up just 76 minutes of game-time prior to the weekend, Dyer put in a solid performance before being replaced in the 67th minute while Routledge featured until the final 11 minutes.

And the 31-year-old Dyer believes he and Routledge have more to offer to Potter’s young squad.

“We used our experience. We’ve a lot to offer - we’re not over the hill and we have plenty left in the tank," Dyer said.

“When I was growing up I played alongside older players and I learned a lot from them. It was a big part of my development.

“Now I’m one of the more experienced players in the team, so I can pass on my knowledge to the younger lads.”

He added: “It has been frustrating not playing and being on the sidelines, but we’ve worked hard in training and conducted ourselves very well.

"We just want to play football and help the team. It’s difficult when you’re not involved, but we both had a chance to show what we can do against Brentford. Hopefully we repaid the manager for the opportunity he gave us.”