Steve Claridge says Swansea City currently lack direction

Steve Claridge says despite Swansea City's problems they must stick with Garry Monk.

Former footballer and manager Steve Claridge has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he feels Swansea City lack direction.

Speaking on Monday's Football Daily show, the ex-striker said the side's current problem lies with selling key players, and their replacements not being able to produce on a consistent basis.

Bafetimbi Gomis showed promise early in the season but has not scored since early September, while winger Jefferson Montero is also off the boil.

Pressure is building on manager Garry Monk, despite leading the club to eighth in the league last season.

Claridge said: "All round there is a lack of fluency about that side, a lack of direction.

"They caught in two directions. They say this is how we used to play, and ask we good enough to play that way, and do we have to change our style slightly to accommodate the players we've brought in?"

Claridge had a brief managerial spell at Millwall, learning all too quickly the pitfalls of how ruthless the game can be, and thinks despite their troubles, Swansea must stick with Monk.

He said: "Give him time. It's a wonderful club, I think they'll do the right thing."

The bookmakers have the knives out however, with reporting SkyBet have Monk as the current favourite to get sacked, with odds as short as 3/1.

Swansea are in 14th in the table, currently nine games without a win.

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