Swansea City hoping to record second away win at St James' Park
SWANSEA City will be hoping to record their second away win of the season when they face Newcastle at St James' Park.
The Swans were lucky to come away from St Mary's with a point last weekend, doing so courtesy of a second-half Nathan Dyer equaliser.
With three league goals and two assists to his name already this campaign, Dyer is improving constantly and is now demonstrating far greater composure in front of goal, as well as delivering impressive performances.
Despite finding his game-time limited so far this season due to the consistency of Wayne Routledge and the arrival of Pablo Hernandez, Dyer has proven a threat when he has featured for the Swans and in my opinion, still deserves to be given a chance at international level.
The winger consistently performs to a high standard and with his blistering pace and quick feet, causes defenders countless problems.
I feel it is a complete insult that he has still not been given an opportunity to represent his country.
I think Ki Sung-Yueng's absence today presents Kemy Agustien — if fit — with a great chance to announce himself as a contender for a more regular place in the side.
Agustien was a reliable figure to have in the holding midfield role during Swansea's time in the Championship and I feel he could have played a big role last season had he not been hampered by injury problems.
The Dutchman has the ability to supply inch-perfect passes, has great composure on the ball and offers solid reassurance to the Swans back-line.
Ki has already established himself as an important figure in the Swans side for his offensive and defensive work, but I am confident that Agustien can more than adequately fill the void left by the South Korean.