Monk hopes for more of the same
10th September 2015
Garry Monk is hoping his team can pick up from where they left off as they prepare to face Watford on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans travel to Vicarage Road as the Barclays Premier League returns after the first international break of the season.
Monk's men have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the campaign - including a memorable victory over Manchester United last time out - and currently sit fourth in the table.
Watford, meanwhile, have drawn three out of their first four games after winning promotion from the Championship, while Quique Sanchez Flores's side have scored just twice so far.
"They (Watford) won't fear us but we need to show what we're about," said Monk. "We will look to impose ourselves, we can stand up to the physical aspect of the game and we've shown we're a good team.
"But Watford are highly organised and they have a clear way of working. They have brought in a lot of players but they seem to have gelled quickly, which is great credit to the manager.
"They are playing with belief and I'm sure they will identify their home games as ones they can win. It will be a good atmosphere, they will try and make it difficult for us but if we can show the same focus and attitude that we have done so far then hopefully we can come away with the result we want."
The Swans' fine start to the season has seen Monk himself nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for August, while both Bafetimbi Gomis and summer signing Andre Ayew have been shortlisted for the Player of the Month gong.
"Of course its nice to get recognition," said Monk. "It shows we are on the right path, but right now we have a good balance.
"The players are working well and playing with freedom but our focus is purely on the next game and seeing where it takes us."
Ahead of Saturday's game at Vicarage Road, supporters are warned that there is building work taking place at the away end so Watford are advising the travelling fans to arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual to avoid delays at the turnstiles. The same applies of our disabled supporters.
There will be a team of people from Watford FC to assist where necessary on the day.
Meanwhile, the Liberty Stadium Club Shop will open between 11.30am-5.30pm on Sunday due to the Ospreys' fixture with Munster.
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