Ambition is critical at Swans, says Cork
14th February 2015
With no game this weekend, Jack Cork feels he can finally settle into his new surroundings as the Swans look to move on from their midweek defeat to West Brom.
Cork swapped Southampton for the Swans at the end of January, and soon found himself making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Liberty while the midfielder was again involved on Wednesday night as Garry Monk's side went down 2-0 to the Baggies at The Hawthorns.
But with no FA Cup commitments this weekend, the Swans have extra time to prepare for the home league clash with Manchester United in SA1 next Saturday.
And, for Cork, that also means more time to find his feet in his new home and gel further with his new team-mates.
"In some ways it's good that we've got a week or so off to think about the defeat to West Brom, but in other ways, sometimes you want to get straight on the pitch and put it right," said the 25-year-old.
"For me personally, it will be quite good to have a week training with the lads. I haven't really trained yet because there's been a week with two games."
Defeat at West Brom left the Swans on 34 points from 25 games.
But bettering the club's record points total in the Barclays Premier League - 47 - achieved in the 2011-12 campaign is still achievable.
And Cork underlined the determination within the squad to really push on in the league.
"There is still plenty to play for. We are still high up in the table and there are 13 games to go," he added.
"We need to pick up some points back at home and keep moving up the table.
"This club is ambitious and does not want to stand still. That ambition is one of the main reasons why I made the move."