Skipper's delight at Britton return

11th November 2014

Skipper Ashley Williams hailed the timely return of Leon Britton as Swansea City continued their fine start to the campaign.

Britton came off the bench in the closing stages of Sunday's victory over Arsenal at the Liberty as the midfielder made his first appearance of the season.

The 32-year-old had been out of action since pre-season with a knee injury but made his mark as the Swans held on for another memorable Premier League win.

And Williams was delighted to see the midfield maestro return ahead of the international break.

"None us could wait for Britts to get back," he said. "For me personally he adds so much to my game just in front of me.

"I'm taking anything away from Ki or jonjo because they've been brilliant, but now they've got competition.

"Leon's another who has worked hard to come back. It's nice to see him on the pitch. It makes you feel a bit more secure.

"He's a legend at this club and deserves all the credit he gets. He's the best player I've ever played with and he'll be ready after the international break."

Sunday's win over Arsenal moved Swansea up to fifth in the table with 18 points on the board.

It is the club's best start to a Premier League season since arriving in the top flight back in 2011, and Williams is keen to see where the current crop of Swans stars can finish.

"We haven't put a target on it to be in the top half, we just want a good season," said the Wales international.

"There will be a couple of teams who will break into the top eight and I definitely want to see where we can go."