Monk insists he's no problem with Hughes
Published 19/10/2015 | 02:30
Stoke City visit Swansea tonight with only one point separating the two clubs in the table and a growing rivalry between the two clubs.
Swansea pipped Stoke for a top-eight spot last season and some hard-fought contests in recent season have been sprinkled with controversy, not least last term's meeting at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke won 2-1 when Swansea boss Garry Monk accused Victor Moses of diving to win a penalty and Mark Hughes made a staunch defence of his winger.
"A lot was made of that but me and Mark have got a great relationship," Monk said. "I've got the highest respect for him as a manager and as a person and I've no problems with him.
"It was just in that game Mark was sticking up for his player and my attentions were towards that incident. But it was a long time ago. My focus is on moving forward and putting on a good performance against Stoke."