Monk hoping for repeat performance at Stoke

17th October 2014
Garry Monk is hoping his players can replicate their last performance against Stoke as they look to get back to winning ways on Sunday.
The Swans head to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday following back-to-back draws against Newcastle and Sunderland.
Monk's side have never tasted victory at Stoke since winning promotion to the top flight three years ago, but they produced a dogged performance to earn a credible 1-1 back in February in what was Monk's second game in charge as head coach.

"It's a game for us to try and get three points," he said. "Stoke is never an easy place to go and we know we have never won there in the Premier League.
"However, we should have won the last time we played there in February so hopefully we can repeat that performance and get the victory.
"They (Stoke) try and play football but they still have that direct aspect of their game, which makes them dangerous.
"We have to go there with belief and impose ourselves on the game."
The Barclays Premier League returns to action this weekend following the second international break of the season.
But Monk insists his players will be raring to go despite many of his squad featuring for their national sides across the globe.
"The extra day will hopefully benefit us and work in our favour," he said. "It's the same for every team but we will give the players all the information they need in order to be ready for Sunday's game.
"It's difficult when half the squad is away, but we have still had a lot of players who have featured in the first team on a regular basis so we've managed to do plenty of offensive and defensive work."