Dyer plays down significance of Baines clash
Swansea's Nathan Dyer does not see Saturday's clash with Everton's Leighton Baines as a chance to prove his England credentials.
Dyer, 24, impressed during Swansea's maiden Premier League campaign last term, and has started the new season in sensational form. He has been mentioned as a potential England call-up for some time, and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand recently used his Twitter account to champion the forward's cause. Everton left-back Baines, meanwhile, has been the model of consistency for David Moyes' side and started England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine in the absence of the injured Ashley Cole. Dyer will get the chance to go up against the former Wigan defender when Everton visit the Liberty Stadium, but his only focus is on trying to secure three more points for the Swans rather than making a point to Three Lions boss Hodgson. He said: "I think it will give me an extra nudge to face a player of his quality, but when I go out I just enjoy playing, I don't think I need to do this or that for something else to happen, what comes my way, comes my way. "It has been nice to get mentioned and to have other players and fans recognise I have been playing well, but it's one of those things, you have to keep going, keep grinding out performances, scoring goals and making assists and hopefully you can get a chance. But the players in the England squad are great players themselves, so I am not going to say that I should be involved, that's up to selectors and it's up to me to keep pushing."