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Monk insists he's no problem with Hughes

Published 19/10/2015 | 02:30

Swansea City manager Garry Monk said that he and Stoke counterpart Mark Hughes had 'a great relationship'
Swansea City manager Garry Monk said that he and Stoke counterpart Mark Hughes had 'a great relationship'

Stoke City visit Swansea tonight with only one point separating the two clubs in the table and a growing rivalry between the two clubs.

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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."

Irish Independent

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