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Monk could leave if not in Swansea plans

Swansea City club captain Garry Monk says he is prepared to leave the club in search of first team football.

The eight-year Liberty Stadium veteran made his first appearance for the season, scoring a late winner in the Capital One Cup win over Crawley Town last night, and is now planning to force his way into Michael Laudrup's setup.

But defender Monk, who was linked with a loan move in the summer, would consider leaving South Wales to gain regular playing time once he regains full fitness.

"I've been injured for the past five weeks but there was speculation before that about a loan to here, there and everywhere," he said.

"I've been training for a week, played my first game and I'm going to build on that and see where it takes me.

"I've said all along I don't want to leave. Hopefully I can force my way into the manager's plans in some capacity in the near future. If not, I'll assess it again.

"January is the realistic time to move if I'm not involved at all, but hopefully I will be involved.

"I'll keep pushing and pushing, but I'm realistic as well. I'm not saying I should be starting Saturday or anything stupid like that."

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