Jay Fulton delighted after making first Swansea City start
20th May 2014
Jay Fulton has reflected on a dream finish to his whirlwind year.
The Scottish youngster kicked off his season in front of 975 spectators when he featured in Falkirk's Challenge Cup win at Clyde back in July.
His campaign came to a conclusion via a first Swansea City - and Barclays Premier League - start in a 3-1 win over Sunderland in front of 45,580 at the Stadium of Light.
The 20-year-old midfielder's arrival in January initially saw him drafted into the club's under-21 set-up, but following Garry Monk's appointment in February he was promoted to the first team squad.
Included in the matchday squad on a few occasions, Fulton went on to make his Swans debut in a 4-1 home win over Aston Villa in April.
And his final-day starting appearance topped off a fine end to the campaign as he toasted victory in the North East.
"I was delighted with the way it went," said the Scottish Under-21 international. "To win was fantastic, but to make my first start was incredible.
"I found out in the days building up to the game, and immediately after that I rushed home to tell my girlfriend and phone my dad.
"The gaffer wanted to give me a chance and hopefully I showed what I am capable of."
He added: "In the middle of the park you have to get involved. I picked up a yellow card against Sunderland but apart from that I was happy with my performance.
"The senior players were brilliant with me on the pitch. They were talking a lot throughout the game, encouraging me and telling me not to worry if I made a mistake. They showed me a lot of support.
"Next season I just want to stay in with the first team squad and play as many games as I can. That's my aim."