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Swansea winger Dyer declares England ambitions

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer hopes to catch the eye of England coach Roy Hodgson today.

Dyer will being facing Everton's star left-back Leighton Baines.

Uncapped Dyer, 24, told the Daily Express: "I want to play for my country, I've wanted to do that since I was young watching the Premier League and my heroes growing up.

"Now I'm playing against them. In the first season you are in awe of them. I used to buy the players for my Merlin Premier League books and ask Mum, 'Can I have 30p to buy a packet?' Everyone did.

"I'd look for the shinys and players like Thierry Henry and Shaun Wright-Phillips who were my heroes. Of course, I'm happy to be getting mentioned with England - it's nice. I'm playing well, but I have to keep going. It's up to me to push as hard as I can."

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