Leon Britton: Swansea legend signs for Llanelli Town

Leon Britton
Leon Britton had a brief spell with Sheffield United in 2010

Swansea legend Leon Britton has gone from Premier League to Welsh football's top flight after joining Llanelli Town.

Britton's sparkling Swansea career ended in a Premier League fixture against Stoke last May.

Britton, 36, retired at the end of the 2017-18 season and will continue in his role as a Swansea City ambassador.

"I have been six months without playing and I have missed football. It's a great opportunity for me to pull the boots back on," Britton told BBC Sport.

"I spoke to Llanelli last summer and again in the last 10 days or so.

"I just thought it would be nice to get out there playing again. I know a lot of the players already and hopefully I can help the team."

The Reds are looking to strengthen as they bid to avoid relegation from the Welsh Premier League.

The signing of Britton is a coup for the Stebonheath Park club, who are currently second-from-bottom in the table.

Britton made more than 500 appearances for Swansea during the most successful period in their history.

Britton is available to play in Saturday's bottom of the table clash with Llandudno, however, he will be unavailable for the Reds when their matches clash with Swansea games.

By signing for Llanelli, Britton follows in the footsteps of Swansea's other ambassador, Lee Trundle.

Ex-Llanelli striker Trundle, 42, has just left Haverfordwest County to sign for Welsh League Division Three side Trefelin BGC.

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