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Monk: No reliance on Michu

Garry Monk has warned that it would be wrong to expect too much from Michu as Swansea City battle for Premier League survival.

Michu returned from an injury lay-off as the Swans went down to a 2-1 loss at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, leaving them just four points above the relegation zone.

Monk admits that they cannot rely on the Spanish forward to get Swansea out of trouble and has urged his players to pull together for the remainder of the season, starting with this weekend's game against Everton.

"A few of the other boys have been chipping in with goals while Michu has been out, and of course that has to continue," Monk said in the South Wales Evening Post.

"If he can come in and add his quality and get a few goals then great, but it's a team effort."

Michu struggled to make much of an impression after coming on for the last half hour of the defeat by West Brom.

"They were difficult circumstances - ideally it would have been nice to bring him on in a better situation," Monk added.

"Maybe if we'd been controlling the game, Michu could have had more of an influence.

"But it's great to see him back fit and those minutes on the pitch will help him."