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Monk Determined To Win Title

Monk Determined To Win Title

Garry Monk could barely listen into the crunch tie against Gillingham last Saturday that sealed the clubs promotion to the championship for the first time in 24 years.

The former Southampton player is firmly back in the frame after sustaining a persistent back problem that has hampered his participation in the promotion party over the two months. It will come as welcomed news that one of the players of the season for the club could be set to make his return to the starting line up tomorrow afternoon.

In a game that is predicted to be a sell out by kick off Swansea could clinch the league one title and it is something that the club captain is relishing. Jokingly admitting he could not leave his stand in Alan Tate have all the fun , Monk has been surprised at how he has bounced back from an injury that briefly put in to question weather he would play again this season.

Not doubting for one second that the club would finally secure promotion from league one to the second tier of British football, at the third time of asking the defender has a steely focus to win the title. For a club who have suffered a great deal of heartache in the last few years after a play off final defeat and narrowly missing out on the play offs and handing Oldham the last place in the play off showdown, Swansea can now enjoy the promotion party instead of toting up the permutations.

Monk told the SWEP:

''I couldn't watch it - I had to listen to it on the radio.I was back in Swansea because I needed some extra training to make sure I was fit for this game. I was switching the radio on and off again but I was delighted we got over the finishing line. I saw the celebrations on the television - it was class. It was a mixture of relief and joy."

But the title is on our minds now. I never once felt we wouldn't get promoted - I was confident we would do it.The focus since Gillingham has been to beat Yeovil and seal the title.

I don't care how we play, I just want to get the job done.And I can't leave Tatey having all the fun - it will be my job to lift the title. Seriously though, Tatey has stepped in for the last month or so and we have done well under him as captain.

But I've managed to put together a good campaign personally. I was surprised how quickly I got into things after returning from injury, and to lift the title would be the highlight of my career.


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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday April 18 2008
Time: 9:20AM

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you can tell he is a captain with the enthusiasam
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