Monk dismisses claims of tension between the player and manager Michael Laudrup.
“Nothing will detract us from that goal, whatever people from the outside say, because we owe it to those fans that have shown us unbelievable support over the years.
“We are different to most clubs in the fact that everything is so close-knit, from the chairman down to the players and the interaction with the fans.
“Even the chairman comes down to watch us train virtually every day.
“Most of the players chat openly and regularly with him throughout the week – and most of it isn’t even about football.
“If people want to try and unsettle us, then fine, because I can guarantee it will only make us stronger.”