Swansea need to turn Liberty Stadium into a 'fortress', says Nathan Dyer

The young English winger has addressed the need to pick up as many points as possible at home to successfully avoid relegation again after a recent run of poor form

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has urged his team to turn the Liberty Stadium into a “fortress” after amassing only two points and conceding seven goals in their last three Premier League home games.

A heavy 3-0 loss to Everton was sandwiched between 2-2 draws against Sunderland and Reading, results which have seen the Welsh side drop into the bottom half of the table.

And with fellow strugglers Wigan coming to town on Saturday, Dyer has called for an intimidating atmosphere to improve their recent points haul.

“We look at all our home games as chances to pick up points,” Dyer told the club’s official website.

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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.”

Swansea lost just four home games last season under Brendan Rodgers, beating the likes of eventual champions Manchester City along the way.

In contrast to last season’s home form which only saw them concede two goals before Christmas, this campaign has declined rapidly since praise was widely heaped on Laudrup’s men after their 5-0 and 3-0 wins over QPR and West Ham at the beginning of the season.

However, the former Southampton academy graduate feels their comeback against Reading from 2-0 down shows signs of an improving team spirit.

Dyer continued: “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.

Dyer also praised Laudrup’s more direct style of play, and feels he can continue to add to his tally through this attacking brand of football.

He added: “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.”