Monk assault charge dropped
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea City defender Garry Monk will not be charged with assault.
Swansea City defender Garry Monk will not be charged with assault after an altercation with a referee.
The former Southampton stopper was sent off at Shrewsbury recently and, in the ensuing melee, match official Eddie Evans tumbled to the ground.
Swans boss Kenny Jackett exonerated Monk of any allegation of manhandling the referee and The Football Association of Wales have dropped the assault charges at a disciplinary hearing.
However, Monk has been charged with misconduct and is expected to receive his punishment before the weekend. He is also accused of failing to leave the field of play promptly when being dismissed.
Meanwhile, midfielder Leon Britton has hinted he could be seeking a move away from Vetch Field if he is unable to earn a regular place in the side.
"I've only got six months left on my contract at Swansea and, the way things are going for me at the moment, it's not looking good," he told The Western Mail.
"It's not looking good for me at Swansea.
"I'm not forcing the issue here but I've got to look after myself and, if things don't improve, then I've got to look at sorting out my future."