Monk calls for another positive performance
3rd December 2015
Garry Monk has called on his players to pick up from where they left off last weekend ahead of Saturday's clash against high-flying Leicester City (3pm).
The Swans welcome Claudio Ranieri's in-form side to the Liberty on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat away at Liverpool last Sunday.
Despite that defeat on Merseyside, it was a much-improved performance from Garry Monk's side as they bid to return to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League.
However, they now face a Leicester side brimming with confidence after a terrific start to the campaign that has seen them lose just once in 14 matches - a run which has propelled them up to second in the table.
But Monk is hoping for another positive display from his side - with the hope of securing an important three points.
"I thought we were excellent last Sunday," he said. "Of course we were disappointed with the result but it was definitely a step in the right direction.
"It was a very tactical game and the performance was very encouraging - we now need to take that into this weekend.
"We've had a good week, worked very well and hopefully we can produce an even better performance because it's about maintaining that high standard now."
Meanwhile, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy grabbed the headlines last weekend as the England international broke a new Premier League record by scoring in his 11th successive game.
And Monk was full of praise for the former Fleetwood striker before insisting that it is up to his side to bring Vardy's run to an end.
"He's been exceptional," he said. "To score that many goals is very difficult in any league and it's a great story.
"But it is now our job to try and put an end to that. It will be a difficult game; they are very much in form and can't be underestimated.
"They are playing with a lot of confidence, they have kept the confidence from the end of last season when they stayed up and are getting the results."