Nathan Dyer praises Swansea City preparations
Nathan Dyer has paid tribute to the work of Steve Cooper and his staff in ensuring that everyone in Swansea City’s squad is ready to perform when called upon.
Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Ben Wilmot have been among the players to be handed starting roles in recent weeks after having to show patience.
But head coach Cooper has always made clear he believes in the depth of his squad, and in making sure all players are prepared and ready to feature.
And Dyer – a goalscorer in the victory over Wigan – says that approach can be clearly seen in how Swansea have continued to pick up points when changes have been made to the line-up.
“The gaffer and the staff have always made sure the players that aren’t involved still feel like they are, so when they come in, they do a job,” said Dyer.
“Everyone’s together here; there are no egos or outsiders, we’re a collective.
“Sometimes, it can be hard when you haven’t played for a little while, but you’ve just got to go out there and give 110 per cent.
“On that front, the staff deserve great credit for the work that we do day in and day out. “Sometimes, when we do draw or fall behind, it’s not a reflection of what we’re capable of.
“They have us prepared and in the best possible shape to perform. That’s all you can ask for as players.”
Swansea head to face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday looking for a third win in a row after beating Cardiff and Wigan.
They are the only side in the EFL who are still unbeaten away from home and, with a key period approaching in the form of the busy festive schedule, Dyer knows how important it will be to maintain that sense of forward momentum.
“Hopefully, we’ve got a foundation to build on going into a very tough period of matches leading up to Christmas,” he added.
“Games are going to be coming thick and fast, so we want to pick up as many points as we can. As long as we’re solid as a team and stay together, we’ll be fine.
“We want to continue our good form on the road.”