Garry Monk set to make Swansea comeback

Garry Monk leaves the field after suffering a knee injury against Colchester
Monk was injured against Colchester in January

Swansea City captain Garry Monk will make his first start for 11 weeks in the club's crucial Championship clash at bottom side Preston North End.

Monk, 32, came on as a substitute in the 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on 19 April.

Boss Brendan Rodgers said the central defender will be in the starting line-up for all eight remaining games as long as he stays fit.

"Garry is a fantastic captain for the club," said Rodgers.

Monk's substitute appearance against Nottingham Forest was his first game back after a knee injury he suffered in the FA Cup win against Colchester on 8 January.

"Garry has been a wonderful player for me since I've been here," said Rodgers, who took charge at Swansea in July 2010.

"The other players have done really well but Garry has leadership qualities that nobody else brings to the team.

"He is fully fit now and will play against Preston," added Rodgers, who said he is delighted with the all-round team performance this season.

"I'm happy with the team - everyone knows their job and they do it the very best they can."

Rodgers has also confirmed striker Tamas Priskin will be in the squad for Saturday after joining the club on loan from Ipswich until the end of the season.

Czech-born Priskin played for Hungary against the Netherlands on Tuesday night but rejoins the Swansea squad for training on Friday.

"Tamas has good physical presence and good pace going into the last eight games when goals will win us games - that's why I brought him in," said Rodgers.

The Swansea manager has a fully fit squad for Saturday apart from Ferrie Bodde, while Wales midfielder Joe Allen will have a shoulder operation at the end of the season.

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