Wilfried Bony: No pressure on Swansea City striker says Garry Monk

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony scored two goals for the Ivory Coast at the 2014 World Cup

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has backed last season's top-scorer Wilfried Bony to end his goalscoring drought.

The Ivory Coast striker served his one-match ban for being sent-off against Southampton in the midweek League Cup win over Everton.

The 25-year-old netted 25 goals last season and is yet to score this season, but Monk has faith in the Ivory Coast forward

"I don't put pressure on players, it's about the contribution," he said.

"It's good the goals are spread out. It's good for strikers to score, but we don't need to put pressure on.

"They're good characters and it won't be long before they're scoring again."

Monk salutes 'professional' Swansea

Bony was shown two yellow cards for fouls in the first 39 minutes in last Saturday's game against Southampton at Liberty Stadium.

The Swans lost 1-0 to Ronald Koeman's side, their second successive loss after a 4-2 defeat at Chelsea.

Monk said Swansea's Capital One Cup win over Everton on Tuesday has given his side a lift ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to winless Sunderland.

Monk's side had opened with three successive wins, but the manager says spirits have not been dampened by back to back league defeats.

"The morale hadn't gone, the boys are fine," Monk added.

"They are at the same level as they were at the start of the season and every game because of the way we've performed.

"Wins give you momentum and it's nice to go into the next game with a win behind you, but we're not concentrating on that.

"We're looking at performance levels every day and in games which have been there every time."

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