BRIT­TON IS STAY­ING SWAN

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JON WEST

SWANSEA mid­fielder Leon Brit­ton has signed a new deal ty­ing him to the club un­til the sum­mer of 2016.

The 30-year-old has been a big success in his 10 years at the Lib­erty Sta­dium as the Swans rose from League Two to the top flight.

And he fol­lowed top scorer Michu by sign­ing a new deal be­fore the Cap­i­tal One Cup fi­nal with Brad­ford later this month.

Brit­ton said: “I’d love noth­ing more than to fin­ish my ca­reer here. It’s been my life for the last 10 years and there’s no other place I’d rather be play­ing my foot­ball.”

The former West Ham man has racked up 400 games for the Welsh­men – and wants 100 more.

He said: “The tar­get for me has al­ways been 500 ap­pear­ances. That will really be some­thing spe­cial.

“I would like to think I can keep per­form­ing reg­u­larly in the first team for a few more sea­sons yet.

“It’s prob­a­bly for oth­ers to say, but per­son­ally I be­lieve I’m play­ing the best foot­ball of my ca­reer.

“I’ve gained more ex­pe­ri­ence as I have got older and I be­lieve the Pre­mier League has made me a bet­ter player.

“It suits me be­cause it is not such a phys­i­cal league. There is only min­i­mal con­tact al­lowed and, not be­ing the big­gest of lads, it does help!”

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