Ricketts nets Swans deal
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea defender Sam Ricketts has signed a new two-year deal.Swansea defender Sam Ricketts has handed the League One new boys a real boost by penning a new two-year deal.
The talented Wales international full back has signed a new contract despite reported interest from West Ham.
Ricketts proved to be one of League Two's finest defenders last term and will be hopeful of doing the same next season in a higher division.
The promising 23-year-old is confident Swansea are heading in the right direction and is delighted to have pledged his future to the club.
''It has taken a bit longer to finalise everything because of the hectic move to the new stadium,'' explained Ricketts to the club's official website.
''But I'm absolutely delighted to commit myself to a longer stay at Swansea.
"This club is on the up - and I want to be part of it. I know there was talk about West Ham, but Swansea is now a big club in its own right.
''There's a buzz about the place and as long as everyone wants to progress then I'm more than happy to be part of it.
"I'm glad to say that all the talk in the squad is about promotion and not survival. While the ambition is here, so am I.''