'It will be a test for us'

2nd October 2018
First team

Jay Fulton heads back to the DW Stadium tonight believing Swansea City will face a stern test against Paul Cook's "expansive" Wigan Athletic side.

Swans star Fulton helped the Latics secure the League One title - and a memorable FA Cup win over Manchester City - last season after joining them on loan in January.

Wigan's fine form has continued this season, particularly on their own patch, and Fulton reckons the Swans' impressive away record will be challenged this evening.

Graham Potter's side have banked an impressive eight points from their five Championship games on the road this season, with their one defeat on the road so far coming at Stoke City.

“Any game in this league is hard, especially away from home,” Fulton said. “We go to Wigan with a good away record and we'll aim to keep that going.

“It won't be easy. They have good players who are playing with a lot of confidence after coming up last season and they have carried their good form on this year.

"They like to play expansive football, so it should be an attacking game.

“It’ll be a tough test for us against a good team, but we’ll go there with a gameplan and hopefully we can come away with three points.”

Fulton was a little frustrated during his stint as a Wigan play because of a lack of game-time.

He made six appearances during four months with the Lancashire club, scoring once, but has made a big impression since returning to the Liberty.

He has played seven times already under Potter, and scored his second goal of the campaign in last Saturday's 3-0 win over Queen Park Rangers. 

"I didn't play as much as I would have liked when I was at Wigan but I am grateful that they gave me a chance," the midfielder added.

"I am enjoying being back at Swansea now and I’m looking forward to going back to face Wigan. I'm just hoping I will be in the team.”