Swansea skipper Monk denies tension between players and Laudrup

Swansea City captain Garry Monk denies talk of tension between the players and manager Michael Laudrup.

Monk insists there is no weight to the speculation and says the Danish boss has the players' full backing.

He told the South Wales Evening Post: "There are always rumours flying around every football club, but I can assure you that there is no problem here and everyone is pulling in the same direction.

"It was quite funny reading an article in the paper yesterday morning saying that the senior players were ready to revolt against the manager. Well I say funny, in fact it made most of the boys angry.

"The article (in a London newspaper) came as a surprise to us all because we are a close-knit club - always have been and always will be - whatever people say or write.

"If there is a problem then everyone knows that the door to the manager's office is always open and you are listened to and treated the same whether you are a senior player or a young pro - and that's the way it should be.

"If people want to try and unsettle us, then fine, because I can guarantee it will only make us stronger."

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