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Britton: Championship Is Nothing To Fear

Britton: Championship Is Nothing To Fear

Diminutive midfielder Leon Britton has declared there is nothing to fear from the championship after a positive start to the season.

Many a club may have stumbled and have become overawed by the occasion but Swansea City have taken to the championship like a duck to water in the first two games of the season. Despite the 2-0 loss to promotion candidates Charlton Athletic on the 9th August but there were huge positives to take from the game. Roberto Martinez's side responded immediately with an emphatic 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.It may be to early to predict the table come the beginning of May but Britton has insisted the squad have the belief that the club can do well in their new lofty surroundings.

The former West Ham United trainee has seen everything with Swansea City from the relegation scrap at the end of the 2002/03 season to the promotion to the championship this year. Firmly putting old wounds to bed the midfielder knows that they have now set down their standards and it is now imperative that those standards are maintained.

Britton Told The SWEP:

'We all know Forest are a big club with big crowds and that they have spent quite a lot of money.They are able to splash the cash more than our club maybe, but when we get out onto the pitch we feel we are level.Whatever team we put out and whoever we are up against, we'll feel we are just as good as the opposition and we don't worry about how much they have spent on players.

Britton On the 3-1 win over Forest.

"That's the benchmark for the season set.We want to perform like that and, if we do, who knows what could happen this season.We set our standards right from the start last season and we didn't let them drop.Now our aim is to do the same again this year.We're off and running now and that's important.We're coming into what is an unknown division for us because a lot of the lads haven't played in the Championship before.But after two games, as players we feel we can do well in this league. We feel there's nothing to fear and that we can achieve something this year."

Britton On Pintado Goal

It was a great finish.We were 2-1 up but didn't sit back because we knew that would invite pressure and that Forest had the quality to punish us.We kept going and looking for another goal and, after Mark Gower did fantastically down the left, Gorka put it right into the top corner with the outside of his boot.'

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Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 10:23AM


Unlucky last week to lose 2-0. Lets hope we can build on this result with 3 points at Plymouth.
18/08/2008 10:27:00
Don't get to cocky, this after all is a team who came up behind us and not a settled championship team, reguardless of who they've bought
18/08/2008 10:33:00
its not cocky at all but the performances have been good no one is thinking we can go out and win the leauge but we have more than enough to do well in this division.Certainly will not be a Scunny .
18/08/2008 10:38:00
Not saying we can't cope, to say we fear no one would make us a Prem team
18/08/2008 15:18:00
its not cocky, we shouldn't fear anyone and we can compete with anyone in this league. reading couldn't score a single goal against forest and we scored 3, it could have been 5.
18/08/2008 22:41:00
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