Leon Britton: 'Swansea City fans paid my wages'

Swansea City players celebrate with the Capital One Cup trophy after defeating Bradford City in the final on February 24, 2013
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Leon Britton says that the Swansea City fans deserve the Capital One Cup triumph after paying his wages during their days in League Two.

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has paid tribute to the club's supporters after their Capital One Cup final victory.

The Swans won their first major trophy on Sunday after beating League Two outfit Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley, 10 years after the Welsh side were nearly relegated from the football league.

However, Britton insists that the fans deserve the trophy for their support after they helped the club during their financial turmoil days in England's fourth tier.

"They passed round a bucket for my wages a few years ago and they deserve this day," Britton told talkSPORT.

"There's been some hard times at this football club but now, winning the cup is brilliant."

Swansea became the first Welsh club to win a major English trophy since 1927.

Leon Britton attempts to block Lukas Podolski's shot on goal on December 1, 2012
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