Former Swansea Man Backs Star to Leave

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Former Swansea City defender Sam Ricketts has told BBC Sport that Leon Britton may have to leave the Liberty Stadium to play regular first-team football.

rickettsSwansea’s long-serving midfielder was left out of the tour to Germany by Garry Monk and is expected to feature for the U21 side against Wrexham tomorrow.

Ricketts played with Britton at Swansea from 2004 to 2006 – and he revealed his former teammate must look to leave the Swans in the hope of playing regularly.

“The way Swansea are playing at the minute he might not make the matchday squad too often,”

said the ex-Wales international.

He added;

“Leon is one of those players who wants to play… that’s why he’s reached the level he’s got to because he’s a good professional and he wants to play matches.”

Britton has undoubtedly been a superb servant for the club over the last decade or so. However, he now finds himself behind the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Cork and Ki Sung-Yueng in the midfield pecking order, and only a move away seems like his only real option.

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