Garry Monk wants Swans reaction at Blackburn after Chelsea loss

Garry Monk
Garry Monk took charge of Swansea in February 2014, succeeding Michael Laudrup
FA Cup fourth round: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City
Venue: Ewood Park Date: Saturday, 24 January Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio 5 live, text commentary on BBC Sport website, updates on BBC Local Radio & Final Score

Swansea manager Garry Monk says the FA Cup tie at Blackburn is a chance for his side to redeem themselves after their 5-0 thrashing by Chelsea.

The Swans were 4-0 down at half-time in their Premier League clash with the Blues on 17 January, a display Monk described as "horrible".

But he believes they can make amends for that result with a fourth-round win at Championship side Blackburn.

"We want to put that right. We want to go on a cup run," said Monk.

"When you have a result like that - and I've played in games where unfortunately I've been on the end of those type of results - you cannot wait for the next game to come.

"We have moved on from that. We had a good chat with the players as soon as they were back in and we are ready to go on the weekend."

Despite the heavy defeat to Chelsea, Swansea are still in ninth place in the Premier League table.

The Swans have had success in cup competitions in recent years, claiming the club's first major trophy in the form of the League Cup in 2013.

Monk, who came on as a substitute during the 5-0 final win over Bradford, is eager for another cup run this season.

"We have experienced that at the club already and seen how it can be magic at times," said Monk.

"It creates confidence throughout the whole club. It's something we want to do and Blackburn will be thinking the same."

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