Home win would be just perfect for Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton

2nd May 2014

Leon Britton hopes to be in the mood to party this Saturday as the Swans take in their final home fixture of a demanding Barclays Premier League campaign.
Back-to-back league wins over Newcastle United and Aston Villa helped the Swans retain their top-flight status, and they look to make it three consecutive victories when Southampton visit the Liberty (3pm).
Following the match the players and coaching staff will then take in a lap of appreciation while they also show their thanks to the Jack Army for their fantastic support throughout the season.
And Britton hopes it will be a more enjoyable occasion this time around.
"It was a strange feeling last year," Britton reflects. "We had won the Capital One Cup - the first major trophy in the club's history - and finished in the top half of the table, but we lost 3-0 to Fulham in the last game at home.
"I should have been delighted with what we had achieved, but, to be honest, I was really disappointed and I couldn't enjoy the lap of honour because of the result.
"So hopefully we can sign off our home campaign on a winning note and I can enjoy the parade this year."



To do that, Britton and co will have to see off a Southampton side that is almost guaranteed finishing eighth in the table under Mauricio Pochettino's side leadership.
Avoid defeat and the Swans would reach the 40-point mark. And Britton feels that would mark a successful season.
"This year has been a different type of season. We've had Europe to deal with on top of everything else, which has meant it's been quite a demanding campaign," said the midfielder.
"We have had a change of manager throughout the season and we got involved in the scrap against the drop before we pulled ourselves clear thanks to the wins over Newcastle and Aston Villa.
"But if we can look back on a season where we got more than 40 points and made the last 32 of the Europa League, then I think it must be seen as a good campaign."