And I don’t suspect there will be too many Swans fans who care one way or the other after being entertained pretty much all the way this season to a fourteen point lead at the top of League One with the only thing really being predicted now is the date of promotion rather than whether they will make it.
And whilst it may not have been pretty on Friday night, few could argue that the Swans deserved the victory when the goal came after a long period of sustained pressure in the second half. But whatever the result or the manner of performance, Monk now insists that it is about winning and winning only at the business end of the season “At this stage it’s all about getting the points. We will take as many one-goal wins now as we can get if it lands us promotion.” he told the Wales on Sunday
“That’s always been the ultimate aim and it won’t always be pretty. Teams come to defend and we have to grind out performances which sometimes won’t be easy on the eye.
“But at this stage you just want to be effective and pick up the points. As long as we do that everyone will be happy.
“The lads have got the belief that we will get a break and we didn’t panic. If it was a boxing match it would have been called off.
“Our supporters were brilliant. They never got on our backs and kept their patience.”
And that last statement shows how far everyone has come – especially when you consider some of the murmurings in the Liberty crowd back in September.