Britton's delight at first league start
23rd November 2015
Leon Britton declared his delight at making his first Premier League start of the season in Saturday's draw against Bournemouth.
The midfielder - whose previous league start came on the final day of last season at Crystal Palace - was one of four changes to the starting line-up at the Liberty.
And Britton was delighted to be involved once more despite it being a frustrating afternoon against the newly-promoted visitors.
"I was pleased to be back out there again," he said. "I wasn't too chuffed with my performance but it had been a while since I started a league game.
"It's difficult when you come in for your first start, you are eager to do well and then you come off the pitch disappointed - but that's football."
The Swans found themselves 2-0 down inside 28 minutes against the Cherries, with goals from Joshua King and Dan Gosling putting Eddie Howe's men in control.
However, an Andre Ayew strike and penalty from Jonjo Shelvey helped haul the Swans level and earn Garry Monk's side a share of the spoils.
But despite not taking all three points, Britton insists the squad have to take the positives ahead of next Sunday's trip to Liverpool.
"It was difficult for us," he said. "We went into the game looking to get the win we all wanted but we have to hold our hands up, we didn't play well but showed good character to come back from 2-0 down in difficult circumstances.
"It's been a frustrating period for ourselves of late, we've not been in great form but we have to stand up and be counted and take some positives from the game."