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Monk: Happy With Underdog Tag

Monk: Happy With Underdog Tag

Swansea City captain Garry Monk has insisted that the underdog tag placed upon the club is one that he can live with.

Monk who will face former employers Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday was in buoyant mood following the 2-2 draw against Ipswich on the weekend and reveled that a local press report in which it openly stated that Swansea were going to struggle against the Tractor Boys spurred the players on to prove the doubters wrong.

Ahead of facing QPR tomorrow evening Monk has been unmoved by the financial clout that the Loftus Road club now posses after billionaire Lakshmi Mittal bought a 20% stake in the club and believes it is what happens on the pitch than how much money a club can spend on transfer fees.

Monk Told The Swep:

'We don't fear anyone in this league and we know that when we are firing on all cylinders then we are a tough team to cope with.People will put us as underdogs and expect us to struggle to get anything on the road.That's fine because we know what we are about. A lot of new teams to the Championship would have crumbled at Ipswich after going 1-0 down, but we didn't.It shows a lot about the character of this team that we turned the home fans on their own team."

It helped us a little bit after I read in the local paper that Swansea were going to struggle and Ipswich would comfortably win 2-0.I told the boys in the huddle before the game about it. I told them 'Look, this is what the locals are saying. Let's prove them wrong.We did that and, although we are a little disappointed to have only come away with a draw, I'm glad the local press was proved wrong.It's going to be tough but we know that any team in this league can beat one another.'

'A lot has been made of the money that QPR have, but it's about what happens on the pitch that matters.We don't worry about the opposition. The gaffer always tells us before games to get ourselves right, and if we do that then we will give every team in this league a game.'

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Date:Monday October 20 2008
Time: 10:10AM

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