Date: 21st October 2015 at 7:35pm
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The Mirror wasted no time in adding to Swansea’s struggles by making up a ridiculous story claiming that manager Garry Monk missed training following Monday night’s awful home defeat against Stoke City.

The Mirror have since realised their mistake and have taken down the article, but you can read Wales Online’s article here as they give their thoughts on the reports.

The club responded to the reports in the best possible way, with the tweet below:

The Swans also uploaded a couple of videos of the squad training this week as they prepare for a trip to Aston Villa as they aim to end their 6-match winless run.

The tabloids waste no time, swarming in and making a big deal over nothing. A similar thing happened during Michael Laudrup’s tenure as manager, as reports of in-fighting amongst the squad were rife.

It’s also convenient for them that the Swans and Aston Villa go head to head this weekend. Tim Sherwood’s job is the one at risk this Saturday – not Monk’s – yet strangely – they’ve linked the Swansea manager as a possible replacement for the under fire Villa boss.

A win for the Swans and everything is good again, the Stoke defeat would be forgotten about and we can look forward to a difficult home game against Arsenal on the 31st. But another defeat would add further concern and worry, as Villa haven’t won since the opening day of the season.

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