Fulton relishing Swans opportunity
31st January 2014
New Swans signing Jay Fulton is relishing his big opportunity after completing his move from Falkirk on transfer deadline day.
The 19-year-old penned a two-and-a-half year deal this afternoon at the Liberty, and he immediately links up with Kristian O'Leary's Under-21 squad.
Fulton has already shown his potential with the Scottish Championship leaders, having made over 100 appearances and helping Falkirk to two semi-finals in domestic cup competitions.
And he pointed to the lure of the Barclays Premier League - and the Swans style - as the key reasons behind his move to SA1.
"Swansea were a big attraction to me," said Fulton, who made his Falkirk debut in 2011 at the age of 17. "Swansea's style of play has been well documented in the last few years, and the club has done very well playing that way.
"I know the style here really suits me. I like to be on the ball and pass it about.
"And I know I will be stepping straight into the Under-21s set up, but I see it as an avenue to the first team.
"I've played over 100 games at senior level, but I see this as a big opportunity for me.
"The challenge for me is to get into the U21s side and then, hopefully, put my name forward for the senior side.
"I know that will take time but it's a dream I want to accomplish."
He added: "I loved my time at Falkirk. I'm very thankful to them for giving me the opportunity of playing first-team football at such a young age.
"They gave me a chance to experience senior football and show what I am capable of. So I very appreciative for that.
"Hopefully they will continue their excellent season and win promotion to the Scottish Premiership."