Monk quells relegation talk
Swansea captain Garry Monk is not thinking of relegation despite a disappointing result at Wolves on Saturday.
By Matthew Skinns
Last Updated: 24/10/11 4:13pm
Swansea's Garry Monk has refused to consider relegation from the Premier League on the back of a disappointing result at Wolves on Saturday.
City's hopes of a first away victory were dashed after they threw away a 2-0 lead, conceding twice in the last six minutes at Molineux.
But the captain remains confident of survival after picking up their first point on the road to complement an unbeaten home record.
"We need to make sure the two points doesn't cost us at the end of the season but I am not even thinking about relegation," the skipper told the South Wales Evening Post.
"We have the quality in the squad to do well in this league and we have shown that.
"If we can come to a team like Wolves, who have been in the Premier League for a long time, and play them off the park, we'll be okay.
"Saturday was a real injustice but it's got to be a learning curve for us.
"We are bitterly disappointed, but I do realise that we've set down another marker. If there are not three worse teams than us this season I will shoot myself."
Swansea all but had the game wrapped up when first-half goals from Danny Graham and Joe Allen looked to have been enough to claim the victory before Kevin Doyle and Jamie O'Hara earned Wolves a point.
Monk admitted to the Swans' failings but will use the experience as a learning curve, adding: "Maybe it was a bit of inexperience.
"It wasn't intentional, sometimes you have to use your brain a bit.
"You can't always shout and tell someone because it's so hard to hear in big stadiums so they need to take it on themselves.
"We are not blaming anyone but we won't get a better chance to get three points in this league. It was just a bit of naivety in certain situations.
"When we're winning a game away from home, maybe we need to be a bit more streetwise."