Mark Gower became the Swans' fourth summer signing when he signed from Southend United in June 2008.
The midfielder was out-of-contract with the Shrimpers after five years at Roots Hall where he made over 200 appearances, scoring 35 goals.
London-born Gower started his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a winger but was unable to break into the side at White Hart Lane. He was loaned out to SPL outfit Motherwell before joining Barnet in 2001, scoring 15 goals in 90 appearances and then joined Southend in 2003.
But despite playing a key role during the club's first campaign back in the Championship for 24 years, Gower was unable to find the back of the net despite coming close in a number of fixtures.
He finally broke his duck with one goal in 31 league appearances before going on to impress in a new role in the middle of midfield.
He really came to the fore in the club’s promotion campaign though as he excelled in the holding midfield role, also scoring two outstanding goals against Norwich City and Hull City.
Made 20 appearances in the top flight, including a run-out at his former stomping ground White Hart Lane, while he was also confirmed as the most creative midfielder in Europe during the opening months of the campaign.