Llanelli Town confirm signing of Swansea City legend Leon Britton
Llanelli have confirmed that former Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has joined the club for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
The midfielder has been out of the game since his retirement from football at the end of last season, following the club’s relegation.
But the former Swans ace now made a return to the game by signing for JD Welsh Premier League side Llanelli Town until the end of the season.
The 36-year-old initially joined the Swans in 2002 on a loan from West Ham United but made the move a permanent one at the end of the season.
The midfielder went on to make over 500 appearances for the Welsh outfit either side of a six-month spell at Sheffield United.
Britton even took temporary charge of the club last season, following the sacking of Paul Clement.
But, he has made a sensational return to football to join Llanelli in the top flight of Welsh football.
Llanelli are currently 11th in the table and languish eight points from safety, after winning the Division One title last term.
He is not the first ex Swan to make the move into the domestic system in recent years, after both Alan Tate and Lee Trundle played in the Welsh pyramid.
The club previously had former legend Lee Trundle on its playing staff, who has this week joined Trefelin in Division Three from Haverfordwest County.
Britton has now followed suit and is set to link up with Andy Hill’s squad as they attempt to make a fist of survival in the top flight.
Hill has added depth to his squad this week as Luke Morgan and Lee Bevan have returned to the club, following spells away at Briton Ferry Athletic and Killay Fords respectively.
Meanwhile, Llanelli have also signed forward Emile Kpama Ngoy. His move is subject to international clearance.
The 21-year-old centre-forward has played football both in Italy and in Portugal. His last club was wit FC Rieti, helping them promotion to Serie C.
In the 2016/2017 season, he scored 9 goals in 30 appearances for Moura in the third tier of Portuguese football.
Britton could be set to make his debut against relegation rivals Llandudno at Steboneath Park this Saturday.
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