Monk: We are still on course to hit our targets
22nd January 2015
Garry Monk insists his squad are still on course to hit their targets this season ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers (12.45pm).
The Swans travel to Ewood Park in the fourth round of the competition, just a week after suffering a 5-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Chelsea.
Blackburn are currently tenth in the Championship table, eight points off the play-off places after a run of just one win in eight league games.
Gary Bowyer's side saw off Charlton in the last round, but Monk insists his side are relishing the chance of another cup run this season.
"The good thing about football is that there is always a chance to put things right quickly," he said. "We weren't happy after the Chelsea game and it hurt everyone.
"But this week we talked about what we spoke of at the start of the season and the targets we set ourselves. Everything we targeted is still possible and its in our own hands.
"We need to react properly and the good thing is that we have great quality within the squad. We now need to show what we have done in the majority of games this season and hopefully we can take that into the second half of the campaign.
"I think Saturday will be a good game, I've watched a lot of Blackburn and they're a good side. They are at home and will have a good crowd behind them.
"But we want to go on another cup run - we have experienced it before and it can create great confidence around both the club and the city."
Meanwhile, Monk confirmed that the club are looking to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window.
"We are constantly on the lookout to strengthen," he said. "Whether those deals can be done is another factor. But we'll only bring in those that can help improve the squad and club.
"I'm in regular contact with the chairman and the targets we have are not just for now, but for the future as well. Ultimately its about identifying the right positions at the right time."