Squad strength is key, says Leon
24th August 2013
Leon Britton believes squad strength will help the Swans deal with their busy start to the 2013-14 campaign.
Michael Laudrup's side have already made progress in the Europa League after seeing off Malmo before establishing a 5-1 Play-Off first leg advantage over Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti on Thursday.
In the Barclays Premier League, the Swans have already faced defending champions Manchester United while on Sunday they head to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur before an away trip to West Brom and a home clash against Liverpool.
And Britton feels the summer signings made by Laudrup will help the team come through that testing period.
"It's a busy start to the season with the Barclays Premier League and the Europa League," said the midfielder.
"The first few fixtures to the league are really tough. We started against Manchester United and we have Spurs on Sunday before West Brom and Liverpool.
"But we have a good squad, and we spoke before the start of the season that we have strengthened enough to have two players for every position.
"I'm sure in this busy period the manager will rotate the squad and keep players fresh and ready to go. That's important when you are dealing with a demanding fixture schedule.
"But it's really exciting for us to playing Premier League football and then the Europa League in midweek.
"A few of the lads have played in Europe, but it's new for the rest of us.
"It's a lot of travelling, but it's something you have to embrace."