Monk Can’t Explain Swansea Slump

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 7:03
1 min read

Swansea City dropped out of the top six at just the wrong time on Saturday for the first time in six months and must now rely on Bristol City getting at least a point at Blackpool on Sunday whilst only a win will do for the Swans to keep alive a slim play off dream.

But whilst some quarters have pointed the finger at formation, tactics and personnel, Monk is unsure exactly why the lack of form happened when it did.

"There's no explanation – who knows? I can't even answer it," said Monk, talking to BBC Sport.

"I don't feel confidence is any lower in the squad. Everyone's confident and nothing's really changed.

"At the end of the day our effort and commitment has been there all season.

"It's one of those situations where quite a few decisions have gone against us in certain games, but had those decisions gone for us you're looking at a totally different points gathering

"We are talking small margins in football – a decision here and a decision there that changes the complexion of the season.

"We never do things easy here at Swansea and it's never come in my time here or the time before, so we're looking for one of those days where it can all go right for us

"We have to get our performance right and that's the biggest thing. If we don't win our game it doesn't matter what anyone else is doing.

"A win for us is all we can ask for. That's what we have to do and hope Bristol City can put in a performance for their new manager Steve Coppell and get a result against Blackpool.

"Of course we will probably hear from the crowd if there's a goal, you can't help it, but the focus and concentration has to be massive for us and we have to win our game, simple as that."

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