Monk targets away win
18th December 2014
Garry Monk is targeting a return to winning ways on the road when Swansea City travel to Hull on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans head to the KC Stadium having won just once on their travels all season - a 2-1 victory against Manchester United on the opening day of the campaign.
Since then, Monk's side have picked up just two points away from the Liberty Stadium with the latest defeat coming against West Ham a fortnight ago.
They now face a Hull side who have won just twice in 16 games this term, with Monk targeting three points on Humberside.
"I'd imagine they (Hull) are looking at this game as a chance to turn around their form," he said. "They have a very experienced manager who I'm sure will work out a way to get them back to winning ways.
"We've had some difficult games and circumstances away from home. But we want to win and we go there with the intention to get three points.
"It's important that we come away with something this weekend."
The Swans will also be looking to bounce back from last Sunday's defeat to Spurs, with the visitors taking all three points thanks to a last-minute strike from Christian Eriksen.
Despite being the dominant side for long periods at the Liberty, Monk was pleased the number of chances that his team are creating.
"There were mistakes, but players performed very very well," he said. "We weren't clinical enough and unfortunately we got punished for the mistakes we made.
"But the situations and chances we have created has been very pleasing. Sometimes the ball doesn't seem to want to go into the back of the net.
"We are a collective unit. As long as the team wins, we don't care who scores."
Wilfried Bony scored his eighth goal of the season last weekend as the Ivorian striker continued his fine form in front of goal.
Both he and Ki Sung-Yueng will depart for the African Cup of Nations and Asia Cup next month, with Monk stressing that it is a time for everyone to stand up and be counted.
"The QPR game (January 1) will be their last involvement," he said. "They could miss a six-game period, but it is something that we'll have to deal with.
"We have very good players within the squad, and Bafe's (Gomis) chance will come. He has been patient, and there will be opportunities for other players as well."