Nathan Dyer is determined to keep up his fine club form as he looks to move closer to international recognition.
The 24-year-old has been one of the star performers during the Swans’ superb start to the campaign, having continued his excellent distribution last season.
Dyer has scored twice and provided two assists in the opening three games of the Premier League, with the Swans in second place ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa.
Yet his form at the Liberty wasn’t enough to earn him an international call-up for the recent World Cup qualifiers, with England selectors opting for players with less top-flight experience than the Swans winger.
Team-mate Danny Graham and Manchester United’s England international Rio Ferdinand were among those left bewildered by Dyer’s omission.
But Dyer isn’t letting it affect him as he looks to maintain his form at club level.
“Any player that has played in the Premier League and has been playing quite well while there’s a few injuries (in the international set-up) may think it could be their time,” said Dyer.
“For me, it didn’t happen. I’m not shouting about it and saying that I should be in the squad because it would be completely unfair to say that.
“For the boys that did get in I’m happy for them. I’ve just got to keep working hard and if it comes then it comes.
“To play for England is both an aim and a bonus. I’ve always wanted to play for my country. I’m always looking to better myself in order to get into the squad.”
Dyer was speaking as our main guest on the club’s Jack-cess All Areas
show – an exclusive programme available via our Swans Player subscription.
The pace ace kicked off our first show of the season, while he also went under the spotlight in our popular Team-mates feature.
Make sure you see the first Jack-cess All Areas show of the season on our website from Friday.
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