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Monk: I Don't Want To Go Elsewhere

Monk: I Don't Want To Go Elsewhere

Swansea City defender Garry Monk insists he doesn't want to go 'elsewhere' despite admitting he feels 'wasted' on the subs bench.

The former Southampton centre back has been at the club for nine years, experiencing Swansea's rise to the Premier League all the way from the League Two days under Kenny Jackett - who signed him.

Monk has had a regular place in the back four up until the Swans got promoted to the Premier League. Last year, loanee Steven Caulker prevented him from forming a partnership with Ashley Williams, while this year it's new Spanish signing Chico Flores keeping him on the bench for the majority of games.

The 33 year-old may get a chance to start on Sunday when the Swans host Arsenal in the FA Cup 3rd round.

Monk said:

'Swansea are my club, I've been here nine years.

'I do not want to go elsewhere so I am not really thinking about that right now.

'If there are options I will wait to see what the manager's thoughts are.

'I am in the squad and when I have played I think I have done well, but until I have spoken to the manager I can't say much.

'A lot depends on who the club bring in during the window and what the manager thinks.

'I feel fit and ready to play. Like every player on the bench you feel a bit wasted on the bench and that you could be doing a job for the team.

'I just make sure I am professional and train hard so that when I am called upon I am ready.'


Monk also spoke about the 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season, and Sunday's FA Cup tie against the Gunners:

'The win last season was amazing and was fully deserved,'

'It was one of the landmark games of the first season and gave us a lot of confidence that we could perform in the Premier League, although this game is in the Cup we will take that into Sunday.

'It was a fantastic win at the Emirates as well, but that was also very deserved and that's the point we are trying to make.

'We played well for 90 minutes and it was a professional performance, but we know the FA Cup is going to be something different.

'We want to get the job done in 90 minutes and I think it will be a different game from the one at the Emirates because they've been on a decent run of form since then.

'But it does make a difference when you play these sides week in, week out.

'When you are a lower league club there is a bit more of the unknown but everybody is an established Premier League player now so it is a little less daunting.

'It's one to look forward to as a player and a big plus for us is that it's at home in front of our own supporters.'









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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday January 5 2013
Time: 8:58PM

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