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Tuesday 17 January 2012

Dyer: Swans playing 'with a smile'

Winger says players are enjoying life in the Barclays Premier League

Dyer scored in Swansea's impressive win over Arsenal

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer says his side are aiming even higher as they continue to impress in their debut season in the Barclays Premier League.

Sunday's exciting 3-2 home win over Arsenal lifted the Swans into the top half of the table.

While most newly-promoted sides's first aim is to survive in the Barclays Premier League, Brendan Rodgers' team has won praise for their attractive football.

And Dyer, 24, said many opponents were struggling to combat their approach.

"We're enjoying our time in the Premier League and we're just playing with a smile on our face."
- Nathan Dyer

"A lot of teams know we can play football but it's different when you watch it on TV to when they actually play against us," said Dyer.

"I know a lot of teams get taken by surprise but it's a philosophy we have throughout the club.

"We want to keep looking up and try and chase the ones above us. [We are] definitely not looking down.

"We're taking it one step at a time. We're enjoying our time in the Premier League and we're just playing with a smile on our face."

Swansea have tasted defeat just once in the League at their Liberty Stadium this season, against reigning champions Manchester United.

Dyer, who scored against Arsenal, said manager Rodgers had made a positive impact since taking charge in July 2010.

"The gaffer's come in and he's done brilliant for us," said Dyer.

"Obviously we played that way anyway but he's added his extra little ingredient into the team.

"The players he's brought in have been magnificent. We've got a solid defence and they work ever so hard."

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Key Points

  • Winger Dyer joined Swansea in July 2009
  • Has been a regular for the Swans this season
  • Says players are enjoying debut season in Barclays Premier League