Taylor signs contract extension with Swansea

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Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has agreed to a contract extension with the club that ties him to the team until June 2016.

Taylor sustained a broken ankle in September which has ruled him out for the rest of the season, but he made 35 league appearances under former manager Brendan Rodgers last term, and appears to be in the future plans of current boss Michael Laudrup.

"I'm delighted," Taylor said about signing his new contract.

"We spoke about a new contract before I broke my ankle, but when something like that happens you do wonder what will be. But in fairness to the chairman (Huw Jenkins) he text me the day after the injury and told me not to worry about the contract.

"I see my long-term future here; everything is right for me. I love the style of football, the area and the fans, who have been great to me. And, more importantly, my family is happy here."

The 23-year-old represented Team GB at the Olympics this past summer and has been capped 10 times by the Welsh senior national team.