Potter praises Dyer contribution

2nd April 2019
First team

Graham Potter was delighted to see Nathan Dyer grab his first league goals for Swansea City in nearly five years in the 3-0 win over Brentford.

The experienced winger, the longest-serving player in the current squad, had not scored for the Swans in a league fixture since scoring twice against West Brom in August 2014.

But he ended that long wait against the Bees, converting the opener after just 30 seconds, before calmly adding a second from a brilliant Kristoffer Nordfeldt assist.

Dyer, 31, received a standing ovation when substituted with 20 minutes to go, and Potter was pleased to see the winger get the recognition for his efforts.

“I was hoping he would get a hat-trick, it wasn’t to be but I am really pleased for him,” said Potter.

“He has had an interesting season but he has been a part of the group throughout.

“He has looked after himself really well and it is great for him to get rewarded for influencing the game.

“I think that is probably what he needs to add to his game, I think he would be the first to say that.

“But he got in good spaces, helped us with our build-up and how we attacked.

“It was a great assist from the keeper for his second goal and Daniel James did great for the first one.”