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Leon Britton | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 141

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Both Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton and forward/winger Marvin Emnes are struggling with knee injuries that have ruled them out for the Swans Premier League opener against Manchester United.
Britton's specific injury is a bone bruise to the knee while Emnes is dealing with a cartilage issue. Britton was most likely to play a part in the season opener with Emnes destined for a bench role at best would he be available. Neither are fantasy options nor does their absence create any. Jul 27 - 5:48 PM

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Former Real Betis holding midfielder has joined Swansea City on a free transfer after his contract at Betis expired.

Leon Britton has been one of the lynch pins of the Swansea passing style under multiple managers but there is precious little depth behind him at the Liberty Stadium. Canas may be given a chance to win a starting spot or, more likely, form a two man holding midfield against stronger attacking sides while providing depth against most opponents. Given that he comes on a free, this could be a nice low-risk, moderate-reward pick-up for the Swans. The only concern is a pass completion rate of only about 80% at Betis last season compared to 91%+ from Britton - was it the system at Betis or the player?
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 05:57:00 PM