Monk hoping for more home comforts

23rd December

Garry Monk has called on his players to continue their recent performances on home soil as they look to consolidate themselves in the top half of the Premier League table.
The Swans play four games in the space of nine days, starting with the visit of Aston Villa to the Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day (3pm).
Swansea returned to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Hull City to move up to eighth place in the table.
And Monk - who made seven changes at the KC Stadium - has now urged his players to carry on their good work on home soil.

"These are all tough games," he said. "Aston Villa will be dangerous and we have to be aware of that. We have our own game plan and we'll see what happens on the day.
"I'm expecting a very good contest but we're confident going into the game to get the three points.
"If we give the kind of performance that we have been doing at home we should be firing on all cylinders.
"But in terms of how we are progressing, we're in a good moment both as a club and as a team.
"We will embrace that and just try to keep improving."
Meanwhile, Monk confirmed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the visit of Aston Villa.
Jefferson Montero (hamstring), Gylfi Sigurdsson (foot) and Leon Britton (knee) all missed the trip to Hull last weekend and are now back in contention.