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Published: 10:32 | 22/8/16

Britton commits to Swans

Leon Britton has signed a one-year contract extension to remain at Swansea until June 2018.

Britton has been at the Liberty Stadium since joining on loan from West Ham in December 2002 and has made 514 appearances for the club.

He was appointed captain following Ashley William's departure to Everton and he has underlined his commitment to the Swans by agreeing a new one-year contract.

"Signing the extension was a very easy decision, like most of my contracts at Swansea have been," Britton told the club's website.

"I spoke to the chairman (Huw Jenkins) and said, 'If you are happy to have me, let's just keep the same terms'.

"I think it's one of the easiest contracts the club have ever drawn up.

"If you include the loan deals when I first came, I have now signed 13 contracts at Swansea. You never know, there might be a 14th - it's down to me to try to prove I can still do a job."

Britton will turn 34 next month and he accepts that his role with change due to his age.

"Looking forward, I know my role will change a little bit in terms of not playing as regularly as I have done over the years," Britton said.

"I have spoken to the manager about that and I understand it. I have said to him that I am ready to start, to come on or just to be involved in the squad and trying to help the other players.

"At my age, maybe that sharpness you have when you are 24 or 25 is not there.

"You have to adjust your game a bit. You try to read the game better and use your experience.

"Getting up to 600 appearances for the club might be a big ask, but you have always got to have targets.

"Getting to 500 was a big thing for me. Now I would say I want to reach 550 and then I will go from there.

"If I can reach 600, that would be great. But I don't think there are too many players who have got to 550, so that would be a great achievement."

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