Swansea City's Leon Britton wants to break the 500-game mark

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Leon Britton hopes to stay at Swansea long enough to break the 500-game mark as he approaches a landmark match against Reading today.

The long-serving midfielder will make his 400th appearance for the Swans this weekend and the 30-year-old is keen to remain at the Liberty Stadium for years to come.

Britton, who joined on loan from West Ham back in December 2002, has helped the club emerge as a force in the Premier League and he wants to leave his mark on Swansea's history books.

"When I made my debut against Exeter on loan, I didn't dream of playing 400 games for this club and still being here ten years later," he told Swansea's website.

"The legends of this football club have played a similar amount of games, so it means a lot to me.

"My target for the last few years has been to break the 500-mark. Hopefully I've got a good few years left to achieve that.

"I've looked after myself well and I have a two-and-a-half year contract left, but I hope to be here longer than that.

"It's a special club. When you have been on the journey this club has, you can't help but grow close to the club. The fans, players, managers - everyone has played their part.

"This is somewhere I'll be living after I finish playing. I'm married to a Swansea girl and I love the area."