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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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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. Mar 28 - 1:54 PM


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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.
Jan 20 - 4:29 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