Foxes reunion would be "big moment" for Dyer

18th October 2017
First team

Nathan Dyer revealed being part of Paul Clement’s plans once again this weekend would be extra special ahead of the meeting with his former club Leicester City.

Dyer returned to action for the first time in eight months last weekend, with the winger introduced in the latter stages of the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

It marked the end of a testing time for Dyer, who had ruptured his Achilles just six minutes into last February’s encounter against the Foxes – the club he helped lift the Premier League title in 2016.

And the 29-year-old is hoping to play some part this Saturday as he looks to continue adding more minutes.

“It will be a big moment for me if I am involved this weekend,” said Dyer.

“Not only because Leicester were the side I was playing against when I suffered my injury but because I spent time there and helped win the title against all odds.

“It will be a weird game for me to go into, though it will be nice to see some old faces.”

The Swans’ victory against the Terriers last weekend was their first on home soil this season and a first league triumph since toppling Crystal Palace at the end of August.

Tammy Abraham’s brace sent Clement’s side out of the bottom three and up to 13th ahead of Saturday’s clash with the managerless Foxes.

And Dyer knows all too well of the importance of putting a winning run together at the Liberty in front of the Jack Army.

“It is important to get back-to-back wins,” he added. “In the past we have made the Liberty Stadium a fortress and re-established ourselves.

“Last Saturday’s win is the bench mark. We need to make sure we apply ourselves like this every week.”