Monks hoping for a change in fortune

13th April 2013

Garry Monk believes the squad haven't quite had the rub of the green in recent weeks as they look to finish the season in style.
The Swans' last win came against Newcastle at the beginning of March, and Michael Laudrup's men ended a run of three straight defeats with a battling draw against Norwich last weekend.
However, two of those defeats came against Champions League chasing Arsenal and Spurs, while the reverse at West Brom could have ended differently had it not been for a disallowed goal late on.
There are now just six games left in what has already been a historic season, and the Swans could have a major say in what happens at both ends of the table.
But Monk insists that he isn't concerned about the recent run - instead focussing on the fine margins that the Premier League has to offer.
"The luck hasn't quite been with us in recent weeks," he said. "We should have got a draw at West Brom when we had a goal disallowed.
"Then we played Arsenal and the game was heading for a draw until they got the first goal, and then I don't think people would have begrudged us a point against Tottenham if we had got one.
"They are the thin lines between winning and losing, but I'm not overly worried because we go into every game thinking we can get something."
He added: "We've got some tough games left. We would have liked to have more points at this stage, but we'll keep working hard and above all else we'll enjoy it."
This campaign will go down in the history books as arguably the best that Swansea City has ever seen.
The club has been in the top half of the table for much of the season, while they lifted the first major trophy in the club's history by winning the Capital One Cup.
However, the aim is now to try and better last year's position of 11th in the table and a points tally of 47.
And with 41 points on the board and six games to go, Monk believes that the squad haven't given up on the targets that have been set.
"If you look at the games, the effort and commitment is there," he said. "The boys don't think that the season is over.
"We want to consolidate our position in the top ten  - that is a massive desire within this squad right now.
"We have had a wonderful season - arguably the best that this club has ever witnessed - and we don't want it to simply fizzle out because that isn't how we do things at this club.
"The aim is to finish strongly and reward the supporters for the great backing they have given us this year."