Monk delighted with cup victory
3rd January 2015
Garry Monk hailed the professionalism of his players as they overcame Tranmere Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup.
Five different goal scorers - including a brace for Bafetimbi Gomis - saw the Swans run out 6-2 winners at Prenton Park and book their place in Monday's fourth round draw.
Monk made nine changes to the side that drew with Queens Park Rangers on New Year's Day, with Nathan Dyer and Gomis being the only two who started at Loftus Road.
But the boss was rewarded with a positive performance on Merseyside and he was delighted with the application of his players.
"They should be very proud of themselves," he said. "There is a lot of players who haven't had much game time this season, but they all showed their quality and as a manager that is what you want from your squad.
"I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. It wasn't the greatest of pitches, but we scored some good goals and it was a confident display.
"You could see from our attitude how much we wanted to win the game. From the off we set out our stall and showed great desire.
"Some of the players in the dressing room have already experienced what it is like to win a cup and how special it can be."
Meanwhile, Monk reserved praise for Bafetimbi Gomis after the Frenchman took his tally to four goals this season in all competitions.
"Strikers thrive on goals," said Monk. "Bafe is a quality striker, I've said that all along. It was a good performance from him and hopefully he takes that into this run of games coming up.
"He has shown glimpses of what he can do but the goals will do him good."