Date:Saturday June 7 2008
Garry Monk has ended any speculation into his long term future after signing a long term deal with Swansea City.
Monk has expressed his delight at signing a new deal with the club and is also looking to earn more success with the club he joined on a free transfer from Barnsley. Time looked to have been called on the defenders stay at the Liberty Stadium just last summer after a spell out through injury.
That did not deter the club from offering Monk a one year contract extension, a risk that paid off. During the course of the season the defender has dispelled any criticism over his playing abilities and even made him a strong contender for player of the season.
Monk Told The SWEP:
|"I'm delighted to get everything sorted. The last thing I wanted was for discussions to drag on through the summer and into the new season. I was never going anywhere else next season and didn't even speak to any other clubs. I was more concerned with extending my stay at Swansea beyond that extra year - now I couldn't be happier."|
"The club showed a lot of faith in me when I was out for a season through injury and I was glad I could repay the manager, chairman and the fans last season. It was a fantastic campaign last year, but I wouldn't have signed a new deal if I thought we couldn't enjoy more success.
"The lads will take a winning mentality into the Championship next season and I'm confident the squad is good enough to be successful. We'll face some strong teams, but there's nothing to be afraid of. I played in the Championship for Sheffield Wednesday and I know the boys will see it as a challenge rather than something to be afraid of. We'll be confident and looking to get off to a good start."
|"We wanted to reward Garry because he has been an exceptional player. In football you need to get rewarded when you do things well. He has been an example for everyone. Sometimes in football you get bad advice and make decisions based on financial terms. There is more than that. Financially you always get the rewards if you have the right partnership.|
He is a leader and a proud captain. We have now got certain players in the squad who are experienced enough and are ideal to help the new faces settle in. You need that balance."
Date:Saturday June 7 2008
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