Leon Britton inspires Angel Rangel to aim for 400
ANGEL Rangel is planning to emulate Leon Britton's achievements in a Swansea City shirt.
Britton made his 400th Swansea appearance last weekend in the 2-2 draw with Reading.
Rangel made his 200th league appearance for Swansea in the same match — and is planning on an extended stay at the Liberty Stadium.
He said: "The reception Brits got last weekend was well deserved because he has been a great player for this club.
"He has been through everything here — fighting against relegation to the Conference to playing in the Premier League.
"I've managed 200 league appearances since I moved here, and I would love to reach 400 games like Brits.
"He is a great example to everyone at the club.
"I know I am approaching 30, but I look after myself and I hope to play as long as I can before retiring here."
Rangel made his Swansea debut in a 2-1 defeat at Oldham in August 2007. He has since gone on to win a League One title and sampled Wembley glory via the play-offs.
"Things couldn't have gone any better for me," he added. "When I got here I didn't know what to expect, and the football was a bit of a mystery to me as well.
"I know I am a Spaniard, but I really feel at home here.
"Everyone is really friendly and there is a great vibe around the football club and the city.
"When I got here the talk was to get to the Premier League, and I don't think many people believed we could do it.
"But we proved them wrong, and now we are working towards becoming an established Premier League team."