Britton hails 'incredible' Swans
Leon Britton admits it has been a 'incredible' season for Swansea but wants to grab the win they need to seal Premier League safety.
Last Updated: 19/04/12 5:04pm
Leon Britton admits it has been an 'incredible' season for Swansea but wants to grab the one more win they need to mathematically seal Premier League safety.
Brendan Rodgers' men have been a revelation in the top flight this campaign, impressing not only with their results but also via an attractive style of play.
They are currently in 12th place, 13 points clear of Bolton in 18th, having played two games more than their weekend hosts.
Swansea travel to the Reebok Stadium on Saturday knowing victory would mathematically seal survival, capping a fine first season back in England's top flight since 1983.
Britton admits the year has surpassed even the wildest of expectations.
"Looking back at the season, it has been absolutely incredible for us. We couldn't have asked for much more than what we have achieved so far," Britton told the club's official website.
"It's safe to say, if we had been offered this position at the start of the season then we'd have certainly taken it.
"The target at the start of the campaign was to stay up. We have a chance on Saturday to make sure we will be in the Premier League next season.
"Of course, it could be that another team's result will be good enough for us to stay up, but you always concentrate only on yourselves in order to get the result you want."
A run of four straight league defeats was brought to an end last week with a 3-0 win at home to Blackburn.
Britton feels those defeats served as a reminder to the challenges faced in the Premier League, but their display against Rovers spoke volumes about the resilience of the side.
"The win over Blackburn was massive for us. It came after four defeats in a row and I can't remember that happening in my time here," he added.
"Some of the performances in those defeats were quite pleasing, but the QPR display obviously wasn't up to our standards and the squad and manager apologised to the supporters for that.
"That defeat proved that you can't drop your standards by any level. It was a bolt out of the blue and was certainly a kick up the backside for us.
"But we showed what we are all about against Blackburn. It underlined the character in this squad. We knew we owed the fans a performance and we delivered."