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Monk acknowledges Swansea clash with Cardiff crucial

Swansea City head coach Garry Monk insists the side, with only one win in ten league games, must be focussed for their relegation clash with rivals Cardiff. "The circumstances make it even bigger but we are focused on the football now. We lost the first game at their place and they will want to do us at our place. These are the sorts of games you want to play in and be a part of."

"You have seen my thoughts on the derby before. It's massive," Monk added.

"The circumstances make it even bigger but we are focused on the football now. We lost the first game at their place and they will want to do us at our place. These are the sorts of games you want to play in and be a part of.

"I can deal with whatever pressure is put on me. I know the boys well and they know me.

"We have to keep the city and the fans and everyone at the club together. If we do that, it's all anyone cares about. We will put a bit of the Swansea way back into things.

"I will do anything for the club. It's my club. I've felt like that since I came here. I will do any job here.

"It doesn't come much harder than having a derby first. I don't want to talk about or think about relegation. We are in a good position and we need to push on. That's all we've said this week. All I care about it Saturday, I can't think any differently."

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