Jay Fulton keen to build on positives ahead of festive fixtures

20th December
First team
Jay Fulton dribbles with the ball against Coventry City

Jay Fulton believes Swansea City must take the positives into their upcoming festive fixtures after turning things around at Coventry to earn a thrilling draw.

The Sky Blues dominated the opening hour at the CBS Arena and the Swans could have few complaints as they trailed 3-0 in the early stages of the second period.

Steven Benda had been required to make a number of key stopscbut Jonathan Panzo’s header set the home side on their way before goals from Jamie Allen and Viktor Gyokeres appeared to have wrapped up three points for the home side.

But the Swans had other ideas.

Joel Piroe started things off with a neat finish from Ryan Manning's cross in the 66th minute before Fulton himself showed pure determination to make sure he was first to a loose ball to score after Ben Wilson had made a save from Armstrong Oko-Flex.

Liam Cullen then completed the comeback on the 84th minute with his first touch after coming off the bench.

And, while Fulton acknowledged Swansea had been poor in digging themselves into a hole in the west Midlands, he was proud of how they responded to pick up a 14th point from losing positions this season as they prepare for games against Reading, Watford and Burnley in quick succession.

“Going 3-0 down is disappointing,” said the midfielder.

“We are disappointed in the performance for the first hour of the game, but I think to come back and score three goals to get a point in the end shows the character and togetherness from the squad.

"We have to take the positives.

“The ability to come from behind is a good trait to have, but we don’t want to allow the other team to go into the lead. So yes, it’s encouraging on one side, but there’s another side to it as well.

“Scoring three goals inside 20 minutes, we have to use that but we have to work on getting more bodies inside the box. It was good for Joel [Piroe] and Liam Cullen to get on the scoresheet – you want your strikers scoring goals and that's another positive we can look to build on."