Swansea City's Nathan Dyer has admitted that the club's Europa League campaign was exhausting. The Swans played 54 times between their opening European game against Malmo on August 1 and their final league game - a 3-1 victory against Sunderland on May 11.

He told Wales Online: "Being in the Europa League has been very hard.

"We haven't got a massive squad so trying to play those games, then play in the cups and the league, it's difficult, especially as a new team coming into that situation.

"It's been a great learning curve for us as well, we know about these games now and how to handle it all if we get another chance."

He added: "You play in different countries and the style of play is different, then you go and play in the Premier League and it's changed again.

"Then when the domestic cups come into it you can play a team in the Championship or League One and it's changed again. You have to adjust to all those sort of things and it's difficult in such a short space of time.

"It was tough but we can be pleased with where we finished in the end, now we can start next season fresh and push forwards."

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