Britton wary over Norwich trip
Leon Britton feels Swansea will find their trip to Norwich just as tough as early-season visits to Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Last Updated: 14/10/11 3:21pm
Leon Britton believes Swansea will find taking on Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday just as tough as their early-season trips to Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The promoted Swans have endured a testing start to their maiden Premier League campaign on the road, visiting the Ethiad Stadium, Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge in their first three away games.
Those fixtures all ended in defeats, although the Swans were unfortunate not to pick up a point against the Gunners, and there is an expectation that the clash with Paul Lambert's side will represent their first genuine chance of breaking their duck away from the Liberty Stadium.
But Britton, who is set to return from a back injury against the Canaries, believes that is a dangerous attitude to take.
The 29-year-old said: "Carrow Road is a tough place to go, it has a great atmosphere and they have fantastic support.
"It's always sold out there and the fans make a fantastic noise.
"It's a difficult place to play football although so are Stamford Bridge, the Emirates and the Etihad Stadium.
"They are all tough to play at so this will be no different to playing at those grounds."
Britton will be hoping to go straight back into the starting line-up having been forced to miss the home win over Stoke due to a niggling back problem.
Although the performances of Joe Allen, Mark Gower and Wayne Routledge may mean he has to settle for a bench spot, the West Ham product admits he is just glad to be back to full fitness.
"I am fully fit," he said.
"It's been a difficult period since leading up to the Chelsea game. I had a back injury and I struggled through the game and had to come off. But an injection in my back has sorted things out.
"I was gutted to miss the Stoke game but it came at a good time as we had the international break and it gave me more time to rest and fully recover.
"I have trained all week with no reaction so I am ready for the weekend."