Leon relishing latest chance

20th October 2017
First team

Leon Britton is relishing his latest return to the Swansea City side after fighting his way back into Paul Clement’s first team.

Britton started the first game of 2017-18 having played a vital role in the push for Premier League survival at the end of last season.

But a back spasm saw him lose his place after an opening-day draw at Southampton, and Britton then had to wait seven weeks for another taste of the action.

Having been recalled in the defeat at West Ham, Britton led the Swans out as they chalked up a first home win of the season against Huddersfield last Saturday.

And he hopes to keep his place as Clement’s men look to make it back-to-back victories when they host Leicester City this weekend.

“It’s good to be involved again,” Britton tells this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

“I have got a really good relationship with the manager and I know he picks the team based on who he thinks are the right players to win the next game.

“The manager sees the players every day. He knows who is doing well in training, who is in form, who is carrying a knock, and he makes his decisions based on that.

“I just have to keep fit, train well and put myself forward for selection. That’s the same for all the players.”

*You can read the full interview with Leon Britton in this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

The fans’ favourite talks about his relationship with the Jack Army, the battle for the Swansea Way and how he is still going strong at the age of 35.

Also in this edition of Jack Magazine, we profile another Swans legend, Robbie James, and track down Liberty old boy Tommy Williams.

We hear from boss Paul Clement and chairman Huw Jenkins.

Plus we speak to Swan-turned-pundit Owain Tudur Jones, and look back to a classic season from the past.

And there is plenty more in the fifth Jack Magazine of the season, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies’ team, as well as all you need to know about Leicester.

Issue 5 of the new Premier League campaign is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out.