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Taylor backs Swans boss Monk

Swansea defender Neil Taylor has given unequivocal backing to rookie head coach Garry Monk as the Welsh club prepare for a key Barclays Premier League encounter against Norwich.

We definitely think he is the right man to take us forward. We are all giving our all for him.

You can talk about experience, but he has got experience from three or four of the best managers around at the moment - (Roberto) Martinez, (Brendan) Rodgers and (Pablo) Souza. He has learnt from all of them.

He was captain under a lot of them, and he has been at the club for 10 years. He knows this football club better than anyone.

– Swansea City full-back Neil Taylor

Monk not thinking about himself

Garry Monk insists he is not thinking about his own position as Swansea continue to push for Barclays Premier League survival.

Honestly, I am not thinking about my own position. I am trying to do what is best for the players and best for the club.

Hopefully, we are safe as soon as possible. We are not in that position right now.

People ask me am I preparing to take it next season? I would be stupid not to.

I don't want to get to the position where I haven't prepared as if I was taking it for next season, and then I get to the end of the season and he (chairman) says 'yes, you take it' and I am unprepared.

– Swansea head coach Garry Monk

Taylor: We showed fight at Arsenal

Defender Neil Taylor is confident Swansea's battling 2-2 draw at Arsenal can give them just the lift needed to go on and secure their Barclays Premier League status.

It just shows us we have got a bit of character and a bit of fight, and now we have got an extra point on the board which is encouraging.

We are playing in the Premier League, so every game is pressure.

There are so many clubs that are picking up points here and there and it is not over by a long shot.

I think both ends of the table will go right to the end of the end.

– Swansea defender Neil Tylor


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