Brits backs boss' rotation policy
26th October 2013
Leon Britton believes Michael Laudrup's rotation policy has helped Swansea City cope with the demands of a busy fixture list.
The Great Dane has regularly rung the changes to his starting XI this season as the Swans juggle commitments in the Barclays Premier League and Europa League.
The Swans have often played three games within the space of a week, and Laudrup made six changes to his side for Thursday's Europa League draw with Russian side Kuban Krasnador.
And Britton feels that is the best approach as the squad looks ahead to Sunday's home league fixture with West Ham.
"The manager has rotated the squad quite a lot between the Premier League and European matches, and I think it has freshened things up," said Britton.
"I think we have needed to do it. People have talked about continuity in selection, but there are so many games - playing three games in a week is a big ask.
"I think it keeps people happy and it gives them a chance to show what they are capable of.
"It could be that you don't play in one game, but you'll have a good chance of featuring in the next one.
"I think the approach the manager has taken has worked well for us so far."
The Hammers arrive at the Liberty looking for a repeat performance from their last away fixture.
Earlier this month, Sam Allardyce's side claimed a shock 3-0 win at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur were put to the sword.
And Britton says the Swans will have to be back to their best if they are to overcome his former club.
"Few people would have expected them to go to Spurs and win 3-0. It was a massive result for them," added the midfielder. "That was a stand-out result for them.
"They have been without Andy Carroll but they have a very good squad with talented players.
"Ravel Morrison is one of those. He has been doing very well for them and he scored a great goal at Spurs. He seems to be expressing himself at West Ham and showing the talent he has got.
"So we have a really tough game on our hands this Sunday. If we can pick up another three points following on from last week's win over Sunderland then that would be a great return for us."
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