Swansea winger Nathan Dyer has revealed that he is hopeful of extending his contract past 2012 with the newly-promoted club, as they embark on their first season in the top flight in 28 years.
Dyer starred for the Swans last season, making 47 starts and scoring two goals, and is confident ongoing contract talks will lead to a new deal as he plans to play his part in establishing the club as a Premier League force.
"The club is talking to my representatives at the moment,'' Dyer said. "If the deal is right for me then I'd love to sign a new contract - there's no doubt about that.
"My career has really developed here at Swansea and the manager [Brendan Rodgers] has really helped me a lot. I want to keep pushing myself and hope my ability will cause a few problems in the Premier League.”
Dyer said that playing in the top-tier is fantasy stuff and that the reality of it all may not hit the Englishman until he runs out onto the pitch against Manchester City on August 15.
"It's a dream come true for me to play in the Premier League and, to be honest, it still hasn't really sunk in yet; it doesn't feel quite right,” Dyer said.
"It hasn't hit us yet. I'm sure when we play Manchester City it will smack us in the face. But there is a good squad here at Swansea and we are all looking forward to it.''