Monk: We want to make the fans proud
15th May 2015
Garry Monk has called on his players to make the city and supporters proud as they prepare to face Manchester City on Sunday (1.30pm).
The Swans welcome Manuel Pellegrini's side to the Liberty Stadium on the back of three straight wins in the Barclays Premier League.
Victories over Newcastle and Stoke were followed up by last Monday's memorable win at Arsenal - a result that moved Swansea to within two points of sixth place.
The Swans were backed by 3,000 fans at the Emirates Stadium and Monk wants his side to put on another display on home soil this weekend against Manchester City.
"We've been excellent this season," he said. "There have been some great performances this year and it's got us to where we are now.
"Sunday will be our last home game of a long season and I think it's a good one for us. Our fans always get excited watching these kinds of matches and we want to make them proud once again.
"We'll be playing in front of our supporters and its one of those where motivation shouldn't be a question for the players.
"They (Manchester City) are an exceptional team with great players, but we're in good form and want to finish strongly.
"City have their own agenda and I think it will be an entertaining game and one we want to get a positive result from."
Sunday will also see the return of Wilfried Bony for the first time since his move to Manchester City.
The Ivorian swapped the Liberty for the Etihad Stadium back in January after scoring 34 goals in 70 appearances for the Swans, and Monk believes the striker will get a great reception this weekend.
"Wilfried was fantastic for us," he said. "He was talismanic, the fans loved him and he scored goals.
"I'm sure he'll get a great reception and rightly so. He worked extremely hard when he was here and he still speaks fondly of the club."
Meanwhile, Monk confirmed that he has started to open talks with chairman Huw Jenkins regarding a contract extension after a record-breaking first full season in the dugout.
Monk added: "We have begun preliminary talks. I love being here and I've enjoyed every single minute of it so far.
"I'm looking at the future being here with Swansea and to progress the club once again."