Premier League winner Dyer is relishing Leicester reunion
26th August 2016
Nathan Dyer left Leicester City last season with a Premier League winners' medal - on Saturday, he hopes to leave with three points.
Dyer returns to the King Power Stadium as the Swans take on the defending league champions looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Hull.
Dyer enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Foxes last season as he made 12 league appearances in their shock title triumph.
The winger also scored once - a last-gasp winner against Aston Villa - during his time with Claudio Ranieri's side.
Despite his fond memories from his time spent with Leicester, the 28-year-old now aims to inspire the Swans to a second league win of the campaign.
"It's a bit crazy to say the least, going on loan and ending up with a Premier League medal. It was hard to take in," reflected Dyer, who started the Swans' EFL Cup win over Peterborough on Tuesday.
"I think going away has helped me learn a lot. I was used to the Swansea style, but I've now sampled a completely different style - it was more direct at Leicester.
"You have to adapt and learn that style, and that can add something to your game.
"When I first went to Leicester, I went on at half-time against Aston Villa and scored but got knocked out.
"I did my medial ligament in my knee as well. The manager wanted me to start the next game at Stoke, but I wasn't able to play.
"I was out for three weeks and that was when Leicester went on their run and the team didn't change much after that.
"But whether it was coming on for 15 or 30 minutes in games, I was glad to play my part in making history."
He added: "Now I am back and I want to break into the team at Swansea.
"I want to give a good impression to the manager and I am working as hard as I can to do that. Swansea is the club I have been at for many years. It's my home.
"I am focusing 100 per cent on playing for Swansea. Now I just have to work hard.
"It's about making sure the manager sees my dedication on the pitch and in training to force my way into his plans.
"I am 28 now. I wouldn't say I'm old but I've got a lot more tools in my bag - I want to show that to the fans."
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