Dyer: We'll come back refreshed

7th March 2014

Nathan Dyer believes the break has come at the perfect time for the Swans ahead of a crucial final ten games of the Premier League season.

The Swans have endured a busy past few weeks, with last Sunday's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at the Liberty becoming the club's eighth fixture in just over a month.

Garry Monk's side were due to face a trip to Arsenal this weekend, but due to the Gunners' participation in the FA Cup, the match has been rearranged for Tuesday, March 25 (7.45pm).

It means the Swans are not in action until March 15 when they host West Brom at the Liberty, and Dyer feels the break will allow the squad to come back fully refreshed for the game.

"Since Monk has taken over, it's been game after game - weekday and then a weekend. 

"We benefit from that intensity, but now we have a chance to relax before we get ready for the game against West Brom.

"For us, this break has come at the right time. It's about making sure that everyone comes back fit. 

"A lot of people have been ill as well, so it gives them a chance to fully recover too.

"Although we are disappointed to be out of the Europa League, it gives us a chance to focus solely on the Premier League for the remainder of the season.

"It was great to challenge ourselves against opposition in Europe, and now we have to make sure we get the right results in the league to cement our place in the top flight next season."