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Leon Britton | Midfielder | #7

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 141

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Swansea City announced midfielder Leon Britton has signed a new one-year contract extension to keep him at the club through 2018.
The 33-year-old was named as club captain following the departure of center-back Ashley Williams this summer. Britton has made 514 appearances for the club in 14 years with Swansea after joining the club from West Ham in 2002. Said Britton: "Signing the extension was a very easy decision, like most of my contracts at Swansea have been. I spoke to the chairman and said if you are happy to have me, let’s just keep the same terms. I think it’s one of the easiest contracts the club have ever drawn up." Aug 23 - 5:40 AM

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Leon Britton is a doubt for Swansea City this weekend as the veteran midfielder has missed two days of training with an illness.

There isn't a format where Britton is a useful option for fantasy purposes, so his potential absence would not create much of an impact. Francesco Guidolin could call upon Ki Sung-Yueng to take his place and has already announced that Jack Cork would take the armband if Britton misses out. This is a big match for the Swans as they play the second of two favorable matchups with newly-promoted sides.
Aug 18 - 12:54 PM

Leon Britton has been passed fit for Swansea City's trip to Newcastle United this weekend as the veteran midfielder has recovered from a back injury.

Britton was held out of Swansea's win over Chelsea last weekend because of his back and he is still dealing with a nagging heel injury that has seen him play shortened shifts in previous weeks. He is not much of a fantasy weapon in any format, but it gives Francesco Guidolin a fully fit squad heading into the weekend. While Swansea may not look like a club to invest in because their lack of a double gameweek, they are facing a struggling Newcastle side that could still prove to be just as productive for the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 14 - 8:25 PM

Leon Britton has been hampered for the past few weeks with plantar fasciitis but states that he plans on playing through the pain.

The veteran midfielder saw very little action while Garry Monk was still in charge of the Swans, but has been a regular under the leadership of Francesco Guidolin and Alan Curtis. He has had the issue for the past six weeks, only starting two of the Jacks last four league games, and he needed to be subbed off before sixty minutes in those contests. Meanwhile, he cannot make it through a full week of training without aggravating the injury. Britton is of very little fantasy value in just about any format, so there should not be too many managers influenced by the situation.
Mar 29 - 8:37 AM

Leon Britton is hoping to return to training next week after missing the win at Villa Park because of a pre-existing back problem.

Britton has suffered from a bulging disc for the past two seasons and the problem flared up again during training in the build-up to GW30 – the latest in a line of injury niggles this year. The 32 year-old midfielder didn’t begin his season until November because of a bruised patella and a minor groin strain, illness plus further knee issues have restricted Britton to just six league starts but the player is determined to return following an excellent Swansea campaign. Although competition for places is fierce with Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey, loanee Tom Carroll, Jay Fulton and January acquisition Jack Cork competing for a starting berth, Britton is confident he can force his way into the side to finish the season on a high.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Swansea were boosted today by the return of Leon Britton [groin] and Jefferson Montero [hamstring] to full training putting the pair back in contention to face Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Britton picked up a minor adductor problem during training last week forcing the midfielder out of game week 22 while Montero hasn’t featured since picking up a thigh strain almost a month ago. However the news regarding Wayne Routledge who limped out of the Chelsea game was not so good with a scan confirming the winger will miss around a month because of a calf tear. Skipper Ashley Williams will also be sidelined this weekend although it is envisaged the defender will rejoin the main group next week following treatment on his injured shoulder.
Tue, Jan 20, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Swansea manager Garry Monk made seven changes for the trip to Hull City on Saturday but the Jacks still left the KC Stadium with all three points as the pressure begins to mount on Steve Bruce - his Tigers’ side are now 19th in the division.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was back following his one game suspension to replace Gerhard Tremmel while Argentine defender Frederico Fernandez returned after more than six weeks out because of a calf strain. Monk also made three enforced changes with Jefferson Montero [hamstring], Leon Britton [knee] and Gylfi Sigurdsson [foot] all carrying minor "niggles" which saw them rested as a precaution ahead of a busy Christmas fixture period. Bafetimbi Gomis was afforded only his third start of the season as Wilfried Bony warmed the bench – the French attacker was given his chance to stake his claim for a place in the eleven when their leading scorer departs for African Cup of Nations duty in January but the forward failed to light the touch paper.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:51:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 05:48:00 PM

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