Monk's Jack Army rally cry
1st May 2015
Garry Monk has called on the Jack Army to help spur the Swans on to winning their "most important game of the season" against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
The Swans boss insists the weekend's eighth-v-ninth clash will have the feeling of a "title-decider" as his side target their highest ever finish in the Barclays Premier League.
Monk dismissed the notion that this weekend's fixture is merely an end-of-season affair, urging Swans supporters to roar his side on as they battle for the all-important victory.
"To us, the game needs to have the feeling of a title-decider for us," Monk insisted.
"It is important the crowd recognise that and that they come focused on that so it does not become an end-of-season game where we can relax and celebrate.
"I do not want that, I want the fans to push the team.
"We need them to be as vocal and vibrant as possible to help the team because we need this win.
"We feel it when the atmosphere is against us at other grounds and it is important we have that kind of atmosphere here."
Should Swansea secure victory over Mark Hughes' side tomorrow afternoon, they will have a six-point advantage over ninth-placed Stoke with three games of the season remaining.
"Finishing eighth would feel like the perfect end to the journey we have been on," Monk added.
"We wanted to finish in the top 10 and we have got a great chance to consolidate tomorrow.
"But now eighth place is in our hands so that's our target.
"It's a massive game and I want the players to enjoy it, but they will only enjoy it if we have that focused atmosphere."