Britton ready for Swansea action after surgery

The long-serving Swans midfielder had a double hernia operation in Germany during the close season but is ready to get back into training ahead of the new Premier League season
Swansea midfielder Leon Britton says he is ready for the new Premier League season after a double hernia operation this summer.

The 30-year-old joined up with his Swansea team-mates for pre-season on Tuesday and after two weeks of recovery work he believes he is ready to train with the squad.

"I had the operation three-and-a-half weeks ago in Germany, done by a lady over there who is world renowned," Britton told Wales Online.

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"It went well and literally six days later I was back on the training ground working on building up the muscles around the area where it’s been repaired.

"I’ve been in training for the last two weeks really and on the training pitch the last three days, running, twisting and turning like we’d normally do.

"I’m pretty much fully fit."

Swansea will be joined in the Premier League by fierce rivals Cardiff, who won the Championship last season to claim promotion to the top flight, and Britton is looking forward to facing the Bluebirds in a Welsh derby.

"We’ve had some brilliant wins and some heart breaking defeats and they are great occasions," he continued.

"We all looked at the fixture list, whether it be the players, the fans and even the staff at both clubs.

"With it being in the Premier League it just shows how well Welsh football is going at the minute and it’s great to see we are playing a Welsh derby in the Premier League – they’re great games to be involved in."