Monk says positions are “under threat” at Swansea

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Swansea City got off to a great start this season, taking eight points from a possible 12, including a draw at Chelsea and a win over Manchester United.

However, the Swans form has fallen off since then, winless in four matches while being held to just one goal. During that stretch, the club has dropped fourth to 11th in the league.

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Speaking ahead of Swansea’s match against Tottenham on Sunday, manager Garry Monk said “everyone’s positions will be under threat” if the struggles continue.

There are players that are itching to play.

I have a fully fit squad and I will always try and make the best of it when I’m picking a team. Everyone’s positions will be under threat, that’s why you have competition in the squad.

The players know that if you don’t perform your shirt is available. You have to fight every single day for that shirt.

One of the key reasons Swansea has struggled is the lack of production from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis. Gomis scored four goals in the opening four games of the season, while Ayew was named Premier League Player of the Month in August with three goals and an assist. Since then, Swansea has only scored once, coming from a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty kick.

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Garry Monk will be eager to get a result at home against Spurs this weekend, a side Swansea has struggled with over recent years. Since earning promotion to the Premier League in 2011, Swans have earned just one point from eight meetings with Tottenham.