Britton pays Rodgers tribute

Rodgers missed his club’s 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday having

returned to Northern Ireland after his dad, Malachy, died. Britton

and Swansea were left devastated by the news and the midfielder has

paid tribute to his boss. “We knew the manager was with his family

in Northern Ireland,” he said in The Sun. “Everyone is devastated

for him and our thoughts are with him and his family. He has been

unbelievable. “He was in training on Friday even though he probably

wasn’t feeling good and he has been preparing us for the game. “The

manager has been so professional at such a difficult time for him

and that speaks so much about the person. “He will be proud of the

performance, but it would have been even better if we had scored

and come away with a draw. But we will go on for another day.”