Home form is crucial, says Swansea City's Nathan Dyer ahead of Wigan clash
Nathan Dyer said Swansea City need to make the Liberty into a fortress as they look to get back to their winning ways against Wigan on Saturday (3pm).
Former Swans boss Roberto Martinez is set to return to SA1 this weekend following the international break.
And as Swansea search for a first Premier League win since August, Dyer is eager to rediscover the form which made the Swans such a force at home last season.
“We look at all our home games as chances to pick up points," Dyer told Swanseacity.net.
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“We need to make the Liberty a fortress like we did last year and make it difficult for teams to come here and play.
“We also want to let the big teams know that when they play against us at home then it is going to be a really difficult game and they have to work really hard to get anything out of it.”
The Swans settled for a point at last weeks' 2-2 draw with Reading after Michael Laudrup's side dominated the second half when they were 2-0 down at half time.
But Dyer reckons the character shown in that fightback against last season's Championship title winners stands them in good stead as they look ahead to Saturday's clash.
“Against Reading we had enough chances to win the game and we’ll be looking to get back to winning ways against Wigan.
“It was a hard one to take when they scored two quick goals, because we were dominating the game.
“But we had to fight back and we managed to do that really well and it shows the great character we have in the team.
“We spoke before the game about stopping the run of defeats and we needed to make sure if we couldn't win the game that we didn't end up losing it.
“We are creating lots of chances and that’s great for our attacking players as it’s a good to know that there are goals on offer.”