Monk says Swans do have varied strike options

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Garry Monk insists his Swansea side are not over-reliant on Wilfried Bony’s goals.

Bony has supplied over a third of Swansea’s Premier League goals, as well as eight of the last 13, and captain Ashley Williams said after last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham that they must find a way to lift the scoring burden on the Ivorian.

The 26-year-old’s importance to Swansea could be underlined next month when he is away at the African Nations Cup, but Monk refutes the suggestion they are a one-man team.

“We’re very much a collective here and it’s not just about Wilfried scoring goals,” said Monk ahead of today’s trip to Hull.

“The way we’ve produced the chances for Wilfried to contribute shows that.

“Yes, that’s not to say there’s six or seven players producing goals freely but look at the league and there’s no massive amount of variation apart from the top teams.

“We create chances for each other and we don’t care who scores as long as the team wins and we are creating those chances and someone’s there to put in the back of the net.”

Monk must cover the absence of Bony and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng who is set to captain South Korea at the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia next month following the New Year’s day trip to QPR. The pair will not return to Swansea until the start of February.

Ki has been an ever-present in the league this season, but Monk says he will only add players to his squad during the January transfer window if they are the right fit for the club.

“We’ve got a very good squad and I’m not going to be making wholesale changes at all,” added Monk.

“There are certain positions we will look to strengthen and if we can get the right player to fit into the squad that’s the only time I’ll do business.

“Other than that we’ll go with what we’ve got.

“I’ve got full confidence in the squad right now and it’s just adding quality to accompany what we’ve got.”