Britton aiming to end Everton hoodoo
22nd January 2016
Leon Britton is hoping Swansea City can put an end to an unwanted hoodoo when they face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday (1.30pm).
The Swans have never beaten Everton in 21 league meetings between the two sides - a statistic dating back to September 1930.
But Swansea head to Merseyside buoyed by Monday's crucial victory over Watford at the Liberty Stadium - a result which moved them out of the bottom three.
They now face an Everton side that have won just once in their last nine league games, while the Swans are also searching for consecutive league wins for the first time since last May.
"Every time we play Everton we talk about trying to break the duck," he said. "We've had a couple of draws up there in recent years and some half decent performances.
"But we'd love to try and put an end to that and beat them in the league - but I think the main thing for us is to go there and not lose, and the win on Monday will certainly give us confidence.
"It's hard in the Premier League to get those back-to-back wins, but if you can get two or three wins on the bounce - especially at the bottom - then you can quickly move up the table.
"It would be nice to go on a bit of a run because some of the teams around us such as Norwich and Bournemouth have done that in recent weeks."
Sunday's trip to Goodison Park will also see Francesco Guidolin in the away dugout for the first time since taking over as the club's new Head Coach.
The experienced Italian - who will work alongside Alan Curtis - met the squad for the first time this week and oversaw his first training session at Faiwood on Wednesday.
"He's been great," said Britton. "He spoke to all of us - in English - on Wednesday. I know a lot of people have said about the language barrier but it was a very good effort from him and he congratulated us for the win against Watford.
"He's getting to know the players and the club itself, but its exciting times. I'm sure a new manager and fresh face will give everyone a lift.
"As players we are used to manages coming and going. Obviously some managers have different styles but you adapt to that and we'll work with him and see what his ideas are moving forward."