Since sacking Michael Laudrup and putting former defender Monk in charge they have picked up five points from six games and lie just four points above the relegation zone.
"We are working every day on the training ground," said interim boss Monk.
"If I thought I wasn't doing the right things I am honest enough to know. I will hold my hands up.
"I am not one of those managers who are going to sugar-coat things or lie to anyone.
"We have been very unlucky not to come up with a lot more points.
"When you come to places like this - and pretty much any game - there is always a period when the opposition have pressure and you have to manage it properly, get through it unscathed and make the right choices.
"We didn't do it and it cost us dearly. If we hadn't given them such a lead we could have been able to come away with something.
"Effort and desire this team has got it and will continue to show it until the end of the season - but we have to be clever in periods when we haven't got the ball."
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