Tom Butler handed one-year Swansea City extension
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Swansea City midfielder Tom Butler has signed a one-year extension to his contract at the Liberty Stadium.
The 30-year-old has not featured in a competitive game under manager Brendan Rodgers, having been sidelined with a thigh injury since April 2010.
The Republic of Ireland winger made his comeback in Swansea's pre-season games and will continue his rehabilitation in a reserve match on Wednesday.
"I'm pleased that the manager has shown a lot of faith in me," said Butler.
"Last season was a nightmare for me with injury as I was out of action for nearly a year.
"It was even harder because with a new manager coming in you always want to show him what you can do.
"But you can't always control injuries; these things happen in football. But hopefully the injuries are behind me and now that I am fully fit I can make up for lost time."
Club captain Garry Monk is also set to play alongside Butler on Wednesday night against Bolton Wanderers at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.
Monk missed the Premier League opener at Manchester City on Monday as he continues to recover from a foot injury.
Swansea welcome Wigan Athletic to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.