Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rodgers Praises Player of the Year - Nathan Dyer

Rodgers Praises Player of the Year - Nathan Dyer

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped special praise on winger Nathan Dyer after he was named the club's Player of the Year.

The former Southampton winger fully deserved the award for his fantastic and consistent performances this season, and Rodgers said it's been a pleasure to work with him this season.

'I am delighted for Nathan because I have really enjoyed working with him this season,'

'He is still young and hungry, which is important for me, and he is a player who wants to learn.

'He has the potential to go on and play in the Premier League. He has the capacity to play at that level as long as he continues developing.

'At the top level he will come up against players who are as quick if not quicker than him.

'That's when your football intelligence is called upon, and that's a side of Nathan I have seen improve week-in, week-out.'

Dyer won 36% of the Evening Post readers' vote to pick up the award yesterday at the awards ceremony held at the Liberty Stadium.

Rodgers added:

'I communicate a lot with Nathan and he is focused on being the best player he can,'

'This season he has consistently performed at a high level. He will want to improve his goal ratio, but we're working on that.

'He is now getting into the right positions. He looks like he wants to score and that's half the battle.

'I have no doubt he will improve on that front next season.

'But the goals are not a massive concern to me because he gives great balance to the team. His function in the team is very important.'

'He had some difficulties early in his career, but since I walked in here I've had no problems with Nathan,'

'He is a terrific young man — very clever and very intelligent.

'I talk straight with him. I tell him where he needs to improve but also how terrific he has been.

'He has a lovely glint in his eye and his enthusiasm is incredible. He loves his football, and that's the type of player I love working with.

'Hopefully he feels he has a manager who believes in his qua- lities and who can improve him.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday May 5 2011
Time: 5:59PM


Thoroughly deserved, he has been Mr. Consistent this season. He gives 100% every game and his pace and enthusiasm have been his key attributes. Well done, Nathan and Thanks!
05/05/2011 21:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent Swansea City Articles

A huge Summer Coming Up For Swansea City

You can't underestimate just how much work is required in the Summer's transfer window

Stats: How Does Carvalhal Compare With His Predecessors

A look at the stats and league tables as we compare Carvalhal and other recent manager revivals at Swansea City in the Premier League

Carvalhal Not Disappointed Despite Poor Cup Exit

Carlos Carvalhal said he wasn't disappointed despite our poor performance and exit from the FA Cup at home against Spurs

Stats: Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur

All the stats from Swansea City (0) vs (3) Tottenham Hotspur, Liberty Stadium, 17th March 2018 Att:

Swansea City Archived Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
van der Hoorn17%
Andre Ayew6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Phil W8
3.keith margam2
4.Dennis Downing1
Vital Football Comment