Jay Fulton aiming for further first-team chances

10th May

Jay Fulton is aiming for further first-team opportunities after realising his dream of playing in the Premier League when he made his debut against Aston Villa a fortnight ago.

The 20-year-old midfielder made a ten-minute cameo in Swansea's 4-1 victory over Paul Lambert's side at the Liberty Stadium when he replaced ... late on in the second period. 

And after signing for the Swans from Falkirk in January, Fulton admits he wasn't expecting to make his senior debut so soon.

"To be given the chance to play is something I was only dreaming of," admitted the Scotsman.

"It was brilliant. Even though it was only 10 minutes, it was really good. To play in the Premier League is something you dream of.

"I've settled in very well. I didn't expect to be in the first-team, but I've kept my head down and worked really hard.

"When I came on, Garry Monk just told me to enjoy it. I've spoken to him one-on-one a few times and he has always told me to keep working hard for my chance.

"It's a different level, but up in Falkirk, we played a similar style of football to Swansea in that we liked to pass the ball.

"When Swansea came in for me, I could see myself fitting in with the way the club plays.

"I think my experience of first-team football with Falkirk has stood me in good stead because I didn't feel too nervous when I came on against Aston Villa."

And after having a taste for Premier League football, Fulton is targeting further chances, starting with the trip to Sunderland this weekend, where his parents will be in attendance at the Stadium of Light.

He added: "With there being no guarantee that I would play against Aston Villa, it was a long way for my parents to travel from Scotland for the game.

"They were there for the Newcastle game when I was on the bench, and they will be there when we play Sunderland on Sunday. Hopefully I can be involved."