Monk expecting changes for Tranmere clash
2nd January 2015
Garry Monk admits he will make changes for Saturday's FA Cup third round tie against Tranmere Rovers.
The Swans play at Prenton Park just two days after the 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.
That result saw Monk's side stay ninth in the table, with the attention now switching to the FA Cup on Merseyside.
Swansea made three changes at Loftus Road on Monday and are expected to make more this weekend.
"We'll have to make changes, but they wont be wholesale," said Monk. "I'll still put out a side that I feel can win the game. I trust everyone in the squad and it is a chance to utilise that.
"But it will be a tough game. It is a tight pitch at Tranmere and it will be difficult to play football.
"They will be looking at home advantage, but I'll be taking it very seriously."
The Swans have reached the fourth round of the FA Cup in three out of the past four seasons, and famously dumped out Manchester United at this stage last year.
And Monk reiterated his desire to do well in a competition that holds a special place in his heart.
"I love the FA Cup," he said. "I was brought up watching it and it's a big tradition in this country.
"It is one of the best cup competitions in the world and it means a lot to me.
"I have explained to the foreign players exactly what this competition means, and the history of it.
"The ones that have been here for a while will already know but they can help the others as well."