. . . skipper hoping to lift Swans' first major trophy
Garry Monk has led the Swans’ rally call for the Capital One Cup Final, urging: “Let’s do this for the club.”
The Swans target a first major trophy when they take on League Two side Bradford City at Wembley on Sunday in what should prove an intriguing final.
Since Monk’s arrival in 2004, the Swans have enjoyed a hugely successful period with the club rising from League Two to the top flight.
And he admits winning a first major trophy in the club’s centenary season would be a “magical” achievement.
“A few of us have been here a long time, and we’ve been from the depths of despair to the very highest level,” explained Monk.
“In all my time here there’s been a progression every season. If we can win the cup final and finish in the top half – for a club of our size - it would be hard to top that.
“This is the first major final in the club’s history, so to win it in the 100th year of the club would be magical.
“The bottom line is we should win it for the club more than anything else. The fans have been through a lot.
“So to walk in every day and see that trophy in the cabinet would be great for everyone.”
Monk added the bond between the squad and Jack Army will also push the Swans on this Sunday.
Over 33,000 fans are expected to travel to Wembley to cheer Michael Laudrup’s side at the grand venue.
Monk added: “Most of the boys live in the city, so if you’re around the shops or wherever then the fans come up to us and ask us about the game ahead.
“We know exactly what it means to them. We can see it in their faces.
“Even the lads who have been here only a few months, they know what this club means to people.
“So we want to do it for the fans, because they deserve all the success this club gets.”
Watch Garry Monk and Ashley Williams' joint-press conference now on Swans Player.