Fulton: Our game plan was perfect
2nd February 2015
Jay Fulton says the Swans executed their game plan perfectly after Sunday's 1-0 win over in-form Southampton.
A late goal from Jonjo Shelvey saw the three points head back to south west Wales as the Swans secured their first league win in five matches.
The victory at St Mary's saw Garry Monk's side move up to ninth in the Premier League table, and Fulton praised his team-mates for their diligence.
"We weren't happy after the last couple of games," said the Scot. "But we showed what we're about on Sunday and got the win that we needed.
"We wanted to frustrate them and play on the counter attack, and the manager told me to sit in and be patient.
"The longer the game went on the more you could sense they and their fans were getting frustrated.
"We worked the shape well and Jonjo got us the goal that we needed. We all know the quality that he's got and it was a great strike."
Fulton made his first Premier League start of the season at St Mary's, with the former Falkirk man playing alongside Tom Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey in a much-changed side.
With Leon Britton missing through illness and Ki Sung-Yueng not having returned from Asia Cup duty, Fulton delivered a fine performance to stifle Southampton's free-flowing football.
"Over the course of the season you are always going to have players missing for different games," said Fulton.
"i haven't played for a month or so but I'm happy to feature anytime. I was looking to maybe make that first start a little earlier this season, but it was great to finally get it - and to get the three points was very special."