English Premiership

Swansea ready to face former star

2015-05-16 09:59
Garry Monk (Gallo Images)

Manchester - Swansea manager Garry Monk believes Ivory Coast international Bony, who scored 34 goals in 70 games for the South Wales club, will receive a warm welcome from the home side's supporters when Manchester City arrive in Wales for their Premier League battle.

"Wilfried was fantastic for us," Monk said.

"He was talismanic, the fans loved him and he scored goals.

"I'm sure he'll get a great reception and rightly so. He worked extremely hard when he was here and he still speaks fondly of the club."

Monk also revealed that he has started to open talks with chairman Huw Jenkins regarding a contract extension after guiding Swansea to their highest Premier League points tally.

Monk added: "We have begun preliminary talks. I love being here and I've enjoyed every single minute of it so far.

"I'm looking at the future being here with Swansea and to progress the club once again."

Swansea will check on the fitness of defender Angel Rangel, who suffered a knock in their 1-0 win over Arsenal on Monday, while full-back Kyle Naughton and winger Wayne Routledge have both been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle injuries.


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