Thankfully the latter stages of the month have seen an improvement in the Swans fortunes after a torrid start to the winter, which ultimately saw Garry Monk lose his job on 9th December after just one win in 11 Premier League outings.
The final straw was the 3 nil humiliation against Leicester City at the start of the month and by the time the Swans took to the field against Manchester City, the elder statesman of the Swans coaching staff – Alan Curtis – was in temporary charge, assisted by Under-21s coach Dave Adams, Sports Psychologist Ian Mitchell and Goalkeeping Coach Tony Roberts.
The installation of Curtis, saw a return to the team for the more experienced members of the Swans squad, those most familiar with the ‘Swansea Way’ – namely Leon Britton and Angel Rangel.
There was an immediate response from the players and an improvement in performance levels, but most importantly there were points being gained.
Perhaps it is not surprising then that the SCFC2 Swans Player of the Month for December 2015 is Leon Britton, whom amassed over 47% of the total Man of the Match votes for the month, followed by captain Ashley Williams with 16% and Wayne Routledge with 6%.
Britton served a timely reminder however as to why he is regarded by many as a modern day Swansea City legend, with some tenacious, gutsy and energetic performances against Manchester City, West Ham and West Brom.
Not bad for a 5ft 5″ midfielder signed on a free transfer from West Ham in July 2003!