Dyer backing Swansea striker Graham to get back amongst the goals

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer is backing club record signing Danny Graham to rediscover his goalscoring touch when Newcastle visit the Liberty Stadium on Friday.

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer is backing club record signing Danny Graham to rediscover his goalscoring touch when Newcastle visit the Liberty Stadium on Friday.

The £3.5m striker has not scored in six games since bagging a double in the 3-2 home defeat to Norwich in mid-February.

Dyer said: "Strikers go through these patches where you don't score for a few games. Everyone doubted him at the start of the season but if you had watched him in training you would have had no doubt.

"If he gets the chance he will put it away, as he has done before. All strikers go through it, he is working hard and his finishing is on the highest level.

"He is from Newcastle so he is going to want to try and do his best and get on the scoresheet."

Dyer believes playing up front on his own means that Graham's contribution to Swansea's play cannot only be measured in goals.

"Sometimes in certain games where it's not going for us he does a lot of running and doesn't get the ball as much, but he starts things off for us, he defends from the front and that's how we get the ball back quickly," he said.

"He does a lot of hard work for us and sometimes he doesn't get the chances, which can be frustrating, but he is great, he works hard and is happy to do it for the team.

"It's up to us to give him the chances. It can be hard to hit one striker, so we get a lot of midfielders coming though, but we want him to score as many as possible as he is our centre forward."

 

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