Llanelli Town manager Hill lauds Britton as Premier League’s biggest signing

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Llanelli Town manager Andy Hill has branded the clubs recent signing of Swansea City legend as the biggest in the history of the Welsh Premier League.

The 36-year-old goes from the English top flight to the Welsh top flight in the space of eight months, after initially announcing his retirement following Swansea City’s relegation.

Britton has over 500 appearances in professional football, with most coming with Swansea City in the four fully professional tiers of English football. Along the way, Britton won the English League Cup with the Swans and also played in the UEFA Europa League.

When asked if this was the biggest signing in Welsh Premier League history, the Reds boss said: “I’d say yes. Leon is a Premier League footballer. I don’t know any other side that has done that. 

“We’re just grateful to Leon for coming on board with us.

“I’d like to thank Wayne, the board and the sponsors for making this happen.  I’d like to thank the fans for sticking by us.”

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The Swansea City hero is in line to make his debut for his new side tomorrow afternoon when they host Llandudno in a six-pointer.

It’s the Reds final home game of Phase One before they travel to Park Hall to face the reigning Welsh Premier League Champions The New Saints next week.

” The first thing that jumps out is Leon is a born leader and something we need more of on the pitch. We need the experience to guide us and Leon will bring that.

We’ve still got a job to do on the pitch and that’s the main focus.”

Llanelli Town host Llandudno at Steboneath Park tomorrow with a scheduled kick off of 14:30 as Leon Britton looks to begin his career with Andy Hill’s side.

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