Monk eyes run of games
Swansea skipper Garry Monk is hoping to boost fitness with a run of games after being fitted with a support belt.
Last Updated: 27/10/11 8:32am
Swansea City captain Garry Monk is hoping to boost fitness with a run of games after being fitted with a belt which provides support.
Monk has been troubled by a nagging foot injury since May, but is now being treated by the club's new performance consultant, Glen Driscoll.
Driscoll has been recruited by Brendan Rodgers following his departure from Stamford Bridge after 10 years because of a shake-up of the backroom staff by new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The performance consultant's expertise has been put straight to use in trying to solve Monk's on-going injury problem and the 32-year-old insists he felt stronger in their 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday.
"The gaffer's brought him in from Chelsea and he has been excellent with me," said Monk.
"All the physios at Swansea have been great, but Glen has had experience with top players and has brought in a few new things, such as the belt.
"Apparently, John Terry had the same thing - foot trouble because of the back.
"My back is fine now which is frustrating, but the belt tightens things up and gives me more support. It also gives me more power in my foot.
"I'm probably the first Swansea player to wear a belt around a pair of shorts, but if it works for John Terry, hopefully it can work for me.
"I felt much stronger at Wolves [on Saturday] than I have been. I just need to keep that run of games going and if I get four or five in a row then I will be much better."