Swansea not safe yet, warns Monk

Despite moving seven points clear of the relegation zone following a 3-0 win over Norwich City last weekend, the head coach has warned his squad not to rest on their laurels
Swansea head coach Garry Monk has warned his squad not to consider themselves safe from Premier League relegation.

After an impressive 2-2 draw at high-flying Arsenal, the Swans swept aside Norwich City 3-0 last weekend to move 13th in the top flight - seven points clear of the relegation zone.

12/1 Swansea are 12/1 with bet365 to earn a top-10 finish this season
With four teams sitting between Swansea and rivals Cardiff City in 18th, Monk's men look to be all but safe from the drop, however Monk believes two more victories are needed to make certain their top-flight status.

"We realise the position we're in and we have still got a job to do. For me, I want a couple more wins to ensure we are safe," he told reporters.

"But I also want to win every single game and if we can't [win] then make sure we don't lose."

After Swansea's first two Premier League campaigns ended in finishes of 11th and ninth, as well as League Cup glory last term, this season has been unusually turbulent at the Liberty Stadium.

Following Michael Laudrup's dismissal in February and mixed on-field results, Monk is keen to end this term on a high.

"The players have had a lot of criticism this year and we want to show a message of intent going forward," he added.

"It's important that we finish the season strongly. We've got a job to do and we want to be safe as quickly as possible."