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Britton staying on at Swansea

19 August 2015, 15:31

London - Swansea midfielder Leon Britton has said he intends to stay with the Welsh club in a bid to win back his place in the first team.

The veteran playmaker appeared to be heading out of the Premier League door in the summer after falling out of favour.

But the 32-year-old, who has made over 500 appearances in three separate spells at Libery Stadium, came on as a late substitute in the 2-0 league victory over Newcastle on Saturday and has now revealed he remains part of manager Garry Monk's plans.

Also read: Swansea boss slams Newcastle 'kickers'

"I spoke to the manager about two weeks ago and it was decided that the best thing for me was to stay here," Britton told the South Wales Evening Post.

"It looks like I'll be staying here and I'm delighted with that.

"I've always said the first place I want to play is here at Swansea.

"Maybe things will change a bit and I can be involved a bit more, which would be great."

Britton made only seven league starts last season after missing the start of the campaign with a knee injury and then saw the arrival of Jack Cork from Southampton limit his first-team opportunities.

The Londoner, who has two years of his contract remaining, was linked with a move to Orlando City and Wolves were also reported to be among Championship clubs interested in his services.

But Britton said: "Just pulling on the shirt (against Newcastle) and seeing the Swans badge put a big smile on my face.

"The reaction I got when I was warming up was something special. It has been a difficult time for me because I wasn't too sure what was going to happen."

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