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Monk expects Swansea response

Garry Monk expects Swansea to put last weekend's performance behind them when they face Everton on Saturday.

Struggling West Brom came from behind to win in south Wales and leave Swansea just four points above the bottom three with nine games to play.

Monk made his feelings plain after the game, and the manager is sure he will get a response as the Liberty Stadium side prepare for away games at Goodison Park and Arsenal in the space of four days.

"It wasn't rocket science what I had to tell them," he said. "It was the truth, and they have taken it on board.

"If you have a group who doesn't want to improve and put the work in then you have a problem. But this group is not like that.

"It was important to look back at what we've not done so well in recent games, and that's what we've shown the players.

"When you get questioned there's usually a reaction, and I hope that's the case this weekend. For me, the good thing is that it's in our own hands."

Nathan Dyer and Jonjo Shelvey are back in training, while last season's top scorer Michu made a substitute appearance against West Brom after three months out.

Monk will assess all three in training on Friday before finalising his selection, and he said: "You have to be careful in terms of throwing players straight back in.

"The majority of players will say they are ready because they want to play, and Michu is certainly no different. But it's a case of building him up, and we'll see how he is in training."

Monk's opposite number at Goodison will be his former Swansea team-mate and boss Roberto Martinez, whose rise as a manager is an inspiration.

"I have got massive respect for him and he's definitely someone I can look up to," Monk said. "From his time here, we knew he would go on and achieve things in football.

"Look at what he has done in the short space of time he has been there. The future looks very bright for Everton."