Jay Fulton | Players need to stick together and stand up to be counted

14th September 2022
First team
Jay Fulton makes a tackle

Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton says it is down to he and his team-mates to take responsibility and stick together in order to turn around their recent late setbacks.

Swans went toe-to-toe with Championship table-toppers Sheffield United on Tuesday evening, producing a performance that merited at least a point.

However, they suffered disappointment at the last when substitute Reda Khadra finished a 94th-minute counter, after referee Darren Bond opted not to award the hosts a free-kick following a tangle between Kyle Naughton and Rhian Brewster.

Russell Martin’s side created a number of chances throughout the match with Ben Cabango having a header cleared off the line and Joel Piroe, Ollie Cooper and Fulton also going close.

“We’re disappointed,” said the Scot.

“I think the thing we’re disappointed about is that we had chances and we didn’t take them.

“We probably feel hard done by, we feel like it was a free kick on Naughts so it’s disappointing.

“I think if the game finishes 0-0, both teams walk away relatively content with that.

"But we have conceded late. Obviously it’s happened a couple of times where we’ve conceded in the last few minutes and it’s something that we need to work on because we cannot afford for that to keep happening.

“You can speak about it, but the people on the pitch need to be the ones who are putting in the actions and standing up and being counted. Hopefully it’s something we can cut out of the game.

“It’s up to us older ones to help the younger ones through these moments we’re having, we need to stick together.”

The Swans are back in home action on Saturday with a visit from 15th place Hull City who recorded their third consecutive loss on Tuesday with a defeat at home to Stoke City.

“In the Championship, games come thick and fast and it’s an opportunity to put things right,” added Fulton.

“Hopefully we can get a good result on Saturday and it will help us kick on at home.

“I think the home results have been a bit disappointing at the moment, but I don’t think we’re far away.

“I think over the season we’ve had good performances, it’s the moments that are going against us. It’s us on the pitch that have to put things right.”

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