Dyer's ready for Foxes reunion
10th February 2017
After lifting the Premier League title with Leicester City last season, Nathan Dyer now hopes victory over the champions will lift the Swans up the table.
The winger spent last season on loan at the King Power Stadium, with Dyer making 12 league appearances as Leicester recorded one of the biggest shocks in football.
Now Dyer gets set to face his former Foxes team-mates on Sunday as Claudio Ranieri's side visit the Liberty.
It promises to be another huge weekend for the clubs fighting against the drop, with any one of the bottom six teams capable of propping up the table after the latest round of fixtures.
The Swans find themselves one point above the bottom three and level with the Foxes ahead of Sunday's clash.
And Dyer is expecting a close encounter as his current and former employers go against each other.
"It was an amazing story to be a part of last season at Leicester - winning the Premier League was something no one predicted," said the 29-year-old.
"It was a great experience and everyone who was part of it will forever cherish those memories.
"This season has been a tough one for them. When you're the champions, everyone raises their game and wants to beat you.
"They are not where they want to be, but it's the same with us.
"We have the quality to be higher up the table, and a win on Sunday would be massive for us."
The Swans' form in January saw head coach Paul Clement named the Manager of the Month after leading the club to three wins in four league games.
And Dyer believes the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich No.2 has given the Swans a new direction.
"We are a team that's on the up," said Dyer, who has made nine appearances this season. "We've made a great start under the new gaffer and despite losing late on at Manchester City last week, we are building momentum with performances.
"He has given us direction and a platform to work from. We are going in a new direction under him, and we feel as though we can rise the table with a good run of results."