Date: 13th June 2010 at 2:12pm
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David Cotterill has told today’s News of the World that Leon Britton was better off staying at Swansea City.

The Welsh international midfielder left Sheffield United – the club Britton has joined – and moved to the Liberty Stadium at the end of 2009 in search of regular first team football.

Cotterill said if he was Leon Britton he’d have stayed at Swansea City, as the Blades play a more direct system that doesn’t suit his style.

He said: ‘United have gone for the battling approach in the last few years.

‘I’m quite surprised they’ve gone for someone like Leon, who loves to get the ball down and pass it about. If I was Leon I’d have stayed at Swansea.

‘We’re one of the best footballing sides in the division and the way we play suits Leon down to the ground.

‘Last season he was the heartbeat of the side.’




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