Gylfi Sigurdsson pays tribute to Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates opening the scoring for Swansea against Wigan.

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has paid tribute to manager Brendan Rodgers following the 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

Sigurdsson, 22, fired both goals to bag all three points for the Swans at the DW Stadium.

"He [Rodgers] gave me my chance, I owe a lot to him," said the Icelandic midfielder, who played under Rodgers at Reading.

"I just want to play football and I'm getting the chance so I'm very happy."

Sigurdsson opened the scoring against Wigan with a 20-yard strike at the end of the first half, and doubled the lead with a blistering 25-yard free-kick in the second.

The victory was Swansea's third on the road this season and moved them 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

"It was a good win," added Sigurdsson, who has been capped seven times by Iceland.

"We knew it was going to be a hard game, they're fighting for their lives in this league."

Sigurdsson, who is on loan from German club Hoffenheim, is not ruling out a permanent move to Swansea following his two-goal success

And the former Reading player believes the South Wales club could soon have loftier ambitions than avoiding relegation this season.

"At the moment I'm just concentrating on playing football and playing well for Swansea and trying to help them stay in the league," he said.

"Once you're over that 40-point mark then we can start looking up."