Monk targets unbeaten run

3rd April 2014

Garry Monk is targeting an unbeaten run between now and the end of the season - starting with Saturday's trip to Hull (3pm).

The Swans travel to the KC Stadium this weekend level on points with Steve Bruce's men following last weekend's impressive win over Norwich.

That victory was Swansea's first in eight league games and moved them on to 33 points - level with Hull going into Saturday's clash on Humberside.

The Swans now sit seven points clear of the relegation zone with just six games left this season.

And Monk is targeting an unbeaten end to the current campaign, insisting that it could bode well for another season in the top-flight.

"It was important that we set the tone for the week, and it has been a good week for us," he said. "We realise the position we're in and we have still got a job to do. For me, I want a couple more wins to ensure we are safe.

"But I also want to win every single game, and if we can't then make sure we don't lose. The players have had a lot of criticism this year and we want to show a message of intent going forward.

"It's important that we finish the season strongly. We've got a job to do and we want to be safe as quickly as possible."

Hull have enjoyed a positive first season back in the Premier League after a three-year absence.

The Tigers have produced some impressive displays over the course of the campaign but one win in their last five games has seen them looking over their shoulders once more.

But with an FA Cup semi-final on the horizon it resembles an impressive campaign for Steve Bruce and his squad, and Monk knows the Swans are in for another important afternoon.

"It will be tough," he said. "But I also think it will be a good game.

"People will talk about their recent results, but overall they have had a good season. Many people wrote Hull off before the season started and they have proved them wrong so far.

"They have good, experienced players and we'll need to match their intensity and will to win the game."

Meanwhile, the Swans head coach paid tribute to the Jack Army for their unwavering support, and insists they are up there with the best.

"They can be your twelfth man," said Monk. "And to be fair, the fans here have always been with us. They have also educated themselves along the way in terms of how we play.

"They have grown with us as a team and a club, and to have that is quite unique. They have been massive for us, both home and away, so they are right up there with the best and I can't thank them enough."

Finally, Monk confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's trip to the KC Stadium.