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.
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"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
"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."For
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