Dyer begs for ref protection
Nathan Dyer has urged top-flight referees to give Swansea more protection from Premier League bully-boys.
Last Updated: 13/02/12 1:07pm
Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has urged top-flight referees to give the Welshmen more protection from Premier League bully-boys.
Dyer feels his team have received some brutal treatment from opponents in an attempt to disrupt the Swans' free-flowing passing game.
The 24-year-old complained about Norwich's tactics after Saturday's 3-2 defeat at the Liberty Stadium, where the Canaries conceded twice as many fouls as their hosts.
And he feels Brendan Rodgers' men may have to start making their feelings known to referees.
"I don't want to comment on the refs, but I felt on Saturday we maybe didn't get as much protection as we would have liked," Dyer told the South Wales Evening Post.
"There were a few too many kicks.
"We're not the type of team to be crowding the referee so maybe we're a bit naive in not protesting to the referee as much as we should.
"That's our nature, we just want to get on with the game, we don't want to be howling at the referee and getting in his face.
"Maybe we do need to say a few more things to the ref.
"You have referees, assistants and fourth officials and you hope they'll do their jobs."