For Monk, a club servant of nearly 10 years, it is not lost on him that Cardiff have the chance to become the first of the two clubs to win both league matches in a season.
Monk said: "You have seen my thoughts on the derby before - it's massive. The circumstances make it even bigger. We lost the first game at their place and they will want to do us at ours.
"I can deal with whatever pressure is put on me. I know the boys well and they know me. We will keep the city and the fans and everyone at the club together. We will put a bit of the 'Swansea way' back into things."