Monk targets yet more Swans history
2nd March 2015
Garry Monk revealed his team are focused on creating more history as they target a first Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
Since earning promotion to the Premier League the Swans' best result against the London club has been a 1-1 draw back on New Year's Eve in 2011.
But having claimed back-to-back wins over Manchester United and Burnley, the Swans now go in search of a first success over Spurs in eight attempts.
With Monk's men reaching the 40-point mark in their quickest time thanks to Saturday's win at Turf Moor, they are now just eight points short of beating their previous tally of 47 set in the 2011-12 campaign.
And victory over Mauricio Pochettino's side would also reduce the deficit on Tottenham - beating by Chelsea in Sunday's Capital One Cup final - to just one point.
"We are confident - that's what victories do for you," said Monk. "But we are aware that we are playing a very good side.
"They lost the final and they will want to bounce back as soon as possible. I would love to think it has dented their confidence, but the top teams bring a good reaction and we will be preparing for the best Tottenham can give.
"Now we have two wins in a row we want to get a third. Tottenham are a very good team and are doing well in the league, but we want to keep our run going.
"Beating 47 points is our main focus now. The first target was to get to 40, but now we've done that we can look at progressing past 47 points to make this our best season in the Premier League."
There will be plenty of familiar faces in both camps as the fixture sees Kyle Naughton and Gylfi Sigurdsson return to White Hart Lane for the first time since leaving Tottenham, while Michel Vorm and Ben Davies could figure against their former club.
Sigurdsson played in the December meeting between the sides at the Liberty, which the visitors won 3-1, while Naughton - who joined the Swans in January - was not involved for Spurs.
But on Wednesday night the Swans duo prepare to return to their former stomping ground, with Monk confirming Sigurdsson has overcome the hamstring problem which saw him miss last weekend's win.
"They have a great relationship with the club," added Monk. "As a player you want to go to your old club and show them what they're missing.
"Gylfi is back in training and is ready to come back into the squad."
There are a limited number of tickets remaining for Wednesday's trip to White Hart Lane.
Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at the Ticket Office or via 0844 815 6665.
Tickets are priced £27 for adults, £17 for Over-65s and £15 for Under-18s.