Monk calls for more of the same ahead of Saints test
24th September 2015
Garry Monk has urged his players to keep performing like they are ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton (3pm).
The Swans head to St Mary's this weekend on the back of three games without a win, including Tuesday's defeat to Hull in the Capital One Cup.
However, a hard-fought draw against Everton last time out in the Premier League saw Monk's men bounce back from a first defeat of the campaign at Watford a fortnight ago.
And the Swans boss wants his squad to show more of the same as they look to return to winning ways.
"We always react well when we get setbacks," he said. "We did that well against Everton last weekend and I think it was a really good point in the end and a fair result.
"But we've had one league defeat since we came back for pre-season and we're playing well and doing the right things.
"The effort and commitment is there and we're creating lots of good chances - we were the better side again in midweek against Hull and should have won.
"We've had good performances apart from at Watford and I want us to continue with the same attitude and determination that we're showing right now."
Swansea face a Southampton side this weekend who have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, despite winning just once in their first six outings.
Garry Monk's side will be hoping to draw inspiration from last season's trip to the south coast where a late Jonjo Shelvey strike claimed a vital three points.
"I think it will be a good game," he said. "We had two really good games against them last season and the win at St Mary's was a vital one and we were fantastic that day.
"It was a great result for us and one of those games where you need to get something from in a season.
"We are two similar teams who are looking to do well again this year and I think it will be pretty even."
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