Monk keen to build on good start

Player of the Week – Matchday 12

Swansea manager Garry Monk is delighted with the club's start to the season, but says it is too early to start talking about league positions.

The Swans are unbeated after the first four games of the season, including an impressive away draw against Chelsea on opening day and a victory over Manchester United just before the international break.

The Welsh club is sitting in a lofty fourth position in the Premier League, but Monk knows how important the next set of fixtures are.

"These few games before the next international break is an important period for us," he told Sky Sports.

"We can try and continue what has been a good start, the choice whether it becomes a great start or we start again back at the beginning.

"We want to try and continue what we've been doing and I'm sure the players will be focused and ready to do that.

"At the moment, we are playing with some freedom and confidence and a good way of working, but it's so early in the season to be talking about positions in the league.

"You really need to get to that 10 to 15 game marker and it begins to even out, or you start to gauge what you can push for and what you are going to be fighting for," Monk concluded.