Leon Britton: 'League Cup victory would be perfect'

Leon Britton attempts to block Lukas Podolski's shot on goal on December 1, 2012
Leon Britton reflects on how far Swansea City have come as they prepare for the League Cup final next weekend.

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has claimed that a League Cup win would be perfect for the club, after years of hard work in the lower echelons of English football.

The Swans reached the final mostly thanks to a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the semi-final.

Britton reveals that he was too embarrassed to tell boss Michael Laudrup about his only other final appearance, but thinks a win against Bradford City next weekend would be great for the club.

"The LDV Vans trophy in 2006 was a massive, massive game for Swansea at the time," Britton said. "But it's funny because [Laudrup] asked us the other day 'Has anyone played in a final?'

"Me, Garry Monk and Alan Tate were too embarrassed. You can't say to Michael Laudrup 'Yeah, we won the LDV Vans final against Carlisle United 2-1', he's won La Liga titles and things.

"Some of the lads now wouldn't believe me [about conditions at the club ten years ago]. To get to a major final for the first time is brilliant and to win it would be incredible. It would be fitting for everybody who has been part of the transformation."

Swansea take on Bradford at Wembley next Sunday.

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