Britton: New arrival Jack is a Corker of a signing
31st January 2015
Leon Britton believes new arrival Jack Cork will be a "great addition" to the Swans squad.
The 26-year-old officially joined the Swans from Southampton on Friday, penning a three-and-a-half year at the Liberty for an undisclosed fee.
Britton has gone up against his new team-mate on a number of occasions in the last few years during Cork's time on loan with Coventry, Watford, Burnley and his current club.
And he believes the latest Swans signing will add quality to Garry Monk's squad.
"I know Jack having played against him a few times, while personally I know he's a good lad," said Britton.
"He will be a great addition to the squad. He's only 25, he's British and he's played a lot in the Premier League.
"A lot of players see the way we play and it's very attractive, so players will want to be a part of that.
"He will settle in straight away to the system."
Cork will not feature against his former club when the Swans visit St Mary's on Sunday afternoon as his move was completed after the required deadline on Friday.
But Britton has given Monk a midfield selection boost as the Swans boss picks a side missing the suspended Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ki Sung-Yueng, who is on international duty.
And the 32-year-old reiterated the squad's determination to bounce back from recent results and record a first Barclays Premier League victory over the Saints.
"I picked up a slight groin injury in the last few weeks, but I've trained in the last few days and I'm fit and well - so I'm available for the Southampton game.
"With Ki away on international duty and Gylfi suspended we obviously haven't got all our options available, but we are all looking to take every opportunity to impress the manager.
"When you're in a bit of a tough spell you can't allow yourself to get too down. Similarly to when you are on a winning run, you don't let yourself get too excited. It's about maintaining calm.
"We've had a few disappointing performances and results in the last few game, but we're looking to get back to the performance level which served us so well at the start of the season."