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1st August 2013
Leon Britton insists he is relishing his European adventure with the Swans as they prepare to take on Malmo at the Liberty Stadium tonight (7.45pm).
Michael Laudrup's men entertain the Swedish side in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie as they return to continental competition for the first time in 22 years.
It was 1991 when the Swans last featured in Europe, suffering a 10-1 aggregate defeat against French giants Monaco in the Cup Winners' Cup.
But following last season's Capital One Cup triumph, the club returns to continental competition and Britton is relishing the chance to test himself on the European stage.
"I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "Ever since we won the cup last year everyone has been talking about Europe and after we returned to pre-season training the buzz was about August 1 and who we would play.
"Instead of looking ahead to the first Premier League game, we're looking at our European opponents and it is a new experience for a lot of us.
"A lot of people talk about the Champions League, but the Europa League is a strong competition.
"Chelsea won it last year and there are now some really big clubs that come into it. I'd always be at home watching the games and I like to take an interest in the British teams that are playing.
"But now we are in it and the aim is to get to the group stages. We've got to get through two qualifying rounds, which will be tough, but I think it's a realistic target."
It has been another busy summer at the Liberty Stadium, with Michael Laudrup bringing in a number of new faces as the Swans prepare to battle on four fronts this season.
And it has also been a summer of change for Jack Magazine, as the match day programme underwent some redevelopment of its own.
We listened to some excellent feedback from the club's supporters and made some significant changes, starting with the size reverting back to the old B5 format.
Tonight's 36-page edition reflects on a successful pre-season campaign as the Swans racked up seven straight wins - with the club's new signings settling in well to their new surroundings.
As well as this, we have a treat for Swans fans as fans favourite Lee Trundle writes exclusively for Jack Magazine after returning to the Liberty as Club Ambassador.
We also have all the news from around the club and a detailed travel guide for those heading out to Malmo for next week's second leg tie at the Swedbank Stadion.
The new-look magazine is a must for every Swans fan and will be available around the ground for just £2.
Jack Magazine . . . it really is too good to miss.