Monk aiming to surpass record points total
16th April 2015
Garry Monk is aiming to make more Swansea City history when his side travel to Leicester City on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans make the trip to the King Power Stadium aiming to surpass their record Premier League points total of 47.
Monk's men equalled their best ever tally last weekend with a 1-1 draw at home to Everton and currently sit eighth in the top flight, four points clear of ninth-placed West Ham United.
But despite the achievement, with six games left to play, Monk insists his side want to go one step further.
"Getting level with the points total is great, but I want to beat it," said the Swans boss.
"It was a target we talked about at the start of the season.
"We've progressed throughout the season, and we now have six games to surpass our best ever total.
"A lot of people will say Leicester have more to fight for than us, but we've got our own targets to fight for. We want to finish strongly."
Leicester currently sit at the foot of the table, three points adrift of safety, but their bid for survival received a boost in recent weeks following back-to-back victories over West Ham and West Brom.
"Playing any team is hard in this league, but the intensity of a team fighting for their lives at the end of a season is even harder," added Monk.
"To be honest, I'm surprised they are where they are. I've watched them this season and they have some great quality. They've been unlucky with some results.
"But they have got themselves into a better situation with their last two results, so it will be another three points for us to fight for."
Meanwhile, Monk revealed he had a fully fit squad to choose from, other than the injured Bafe Gomis and Kyle Naughton, as Jefferson Montero and Nelson Oliveira both returned to training this week.
"Everyone is fit, other than Bafe and Kyle," he said. "We're really disappointed for Bafe as well because he's hit some great form, scoring goals and contributing to the team.
"It's a setback for him, but he knows he can score goals in this league when he comes back.
"We have Nelson and Jeff back, as well as Marvin who can play as a striker. It's up for someone else to come in and take their chance now."