Gary Monk praises Bartley's improvement.

Swansea boss Gary Monk is satisfied with the development Kyle Bartley is making.

The 23-year-old English defender has been involved in the last four Premier League matches and with the Swans up to sixth position in the table following their 2-0 win over QPR on Tuesday night, Gary Monk heaped praised on Bartley hoping he continues to improve.

Bartley started only four games in the last two seasons for the club before his recent return to the first team and Monk has been pleased with his fine display.

"That's what I want, I want competition and I said that at the start of the season," the Swansea boss said according to fourfourtwo.

"If you look at Jordi [Amat] that started the season in fantastic form, obviously Federico [Fernandez] had signed so Federico had to wait for his chance.

"Jordi unfortunately got injured, stepped in and did fantastic and now got an injury unfortunately and now look at Kyle Bartley,” Monk added.

"The centre-half options I have between the four of them, it's really competitive and you see that week in, week out, day in, day out and that's what I want.

"It's difficult decisions, but at this moment in time Kyle Bartley is performing very, very well.

"He still needs to improve in certain areas, which is where I work with him daily, but he's done very well in the games that he's played."

Written by Thinkfootballideas Staff