Ex-Saint Nathan Dyer dreaming of an England call

Nathan Dyer

Nathan Dyer

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Former Saints winger Nathan Dyer feels focusing on high-flying Swansea is the key to fulfilling his England dream.

The in-form Dyer scored twice in the 3-0 home victory over West Brom yesterday which briefly took Swansea to the top of the Barclays Premier League before Chelsea won 6-3 at Everton.

The previous week Dyer scored the winner against Burnley and some pundits felt the 26-year-old, who joined Swansea from Saints in 2008, was unfortunate to not make Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly against Norway and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland on September 8.

Hodgson's wide options include Andros Townsend and James Milner even though neither player has started a Premier League game this season, and Swansea boss Garry Monk said yesterday that his two wingers, Dyer and Wayne Routledge, could count themselves unlucky not to make the England squad on current form.

But Dyer says all he can do to win an England call-up is is keep on performing well for a Swansea side who have won their opening three games and will head to Chelsea after the international break full of confidence.

"Obviously it would be an honour to play for England and any player would love to play for their country," Dyer said.

"I'm one of them but I've got no say what happens and all I can do is keep playing well and keep improving for Swansea.

"I'm really enjoying my football at the moment, but I'm going to keep my head down and keep playing for Swansea."

Swansea made light work of West Brom at the Liberty Stadium side as the Welsh club secured their best start to a campaign for 91 years.

But Dyer insists Swansea can get even better after taking nine points from nine.

"I feel there's more improvement to come," Dyer said.

"The balance of our team when we're attacking can't be too complacent, but we created opportunities with our movement and we've got to take that into the next game."

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