Should Monk???s team take the spoils from Turf Moor, Swansea will reach the 40-point mark, considered to be the position of safety, with 11 games remaining.
Monk is aware of how significant the target is, and he is desperate to see his charges reach the tally as soon as possible.
???Of course it???s a big motivation. I think we have to use that type of stat as a motivation to go on and do well,??? Monk said.
???It???s an extremely tough game at the weekend, it???s not going to be easy at all, but the motivation and the drive has to be for that outcome.
???We have to do all that we can to try and make sure that we get that outcome, but it is going to be very difficult. Burnley are a very intense team, very fit and they cover much of the ground. We are going to have to be ready for the battle.
???It???s a tough place to go and hopefully we match them and can show our quality which is tough.
???I said at the start of the season to the boys, it???ll never be easy, it???s never going to be easy, but hopefully we can get there sooner rather than later.?????