Nathan Dyer

Nathan Dyer | Composure key for Swansea City

17th September 2019
First team

Nathan Dyer knows what it takes to get out of the Championship, and the winger has urged Swansea City to keep the focus on the here and now rather than looking too far ahead.

Steve Cooper’s men have enjoyed an excellent start to the season, winning five and drawing one of their first seven games to put 16 points on the board.

They saw their unbeaten run ended by Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and will look to respond when they face Bristol City – another of the Championship’s early pacesetters – at Ashton Gate.

And Dyer – the only member of Swansea’s 2011 promotion side still playing his trade for the club – feels the key to success will be keeping the mood and emotions on an even keel during the inevitable trials and tribulations of a long campaign.

Nathan Dyer

“Having played in this league before and gained promotion, I know that it’s a very long season,” said Dyer, who returned from a hamstring injury against Forest.

“We don’t want to stand up too soon; we want to stay on a level playing field and take each game as it comes.

“You will win games and lose games, it’s inevitable, the key is to not get too carried away with those outcomes.

“You have to knuckle down and work to be the best you can, and not look at what might happen or might be. You have to stay in the moment because, from the top to the bottom of this division, you can win or lose against any team.

“It doesn’t matter who we play, they will give us a good game and we must make sure we’re ready for that.”