November 16, 2017 / 6:28 AM / 3 months ago

Swansea's Britton hopeful of Burnley return

(Reuters) - Swansea City’s newly-appointed player-assistant coach Leon Britton is confident that he will be fit to face Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game, the 35-year-old midfielder has said.

Britton missed Swansea’s last league game, a home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion that dropped the Welsh side into the relegation zone, due to a groin injury but has returned to full training this week.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Swansea City vs Leicester City - Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Britain - October 21, 2017 Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki in action with Swansea City's Leon Britton Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

“I am feeling fine now. I trained a couple of times last week,” Britton told the club’s website. (

“It still wasn’t quite right so I had an injection at the end of last week which has settled things down. All being well, I will be available for selection against Burnley.”

Swansea’s newly-appointed captain Angel Rangel (groin), Martin Olsson (hamstring), Renato Sanches (thigh) and Wilfried Bony (hamstring) are also expected to return from their respective injuries for the trip to Turf Moor.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Ian Ransom

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