Jay Fulton reaps rewards of Swansea City's set-piece sessions
Jay Fulton saluted Swansea City’s set-piece sessions after their 3-1 win at Birmingham City – despite admitting his goal had a hint of luck about it.
The Scot scored the Swans’ third and final goal against the Blues as he finished off a textbook move straight off the training ground.
He steered home Matt Grimes’ corner to seal the win for Steve Cooper’s side as they moved to within a point of the Championship play-offs.
It was Fulton’s third goal of the season – he struck in both games against Huddersfield earlier in the campaign – and he was delighted with his latest effort.
“I had a but of luck with the strike because my foot slipped and it took two touches before it went in, but it’s a goal and that’s all that matters,” he said.
“We looked at certain areas we could exploit, and that move was something we worked on in training the day before. The homework paid off.
“It was an important goal because we were in control and that third goal settled us down.
“We knew Birmingham were very strong at set-pieces – they’ve scored the most in the league – and they got another against us. So we had to be smart with our own set-pieces.
“The remaining games in this league will be tight, so set-pieces like that could be crucial."
Another mouth-watering weekend of fixtures in the Championship sees the Swans host Leeds United on Sunday at the Liberty (1.30pm).
And Fulton believes the Swans, who won 1-0 at Elland Road back in August, will need to show the same qualities if they are to have any hope of turning over Marcelo Bielsa's side.
He added: “We have to take the same mentality and attitude into the game on Sunday.
“It’s another big game and one we’re looking forward to. Hopefully we continue our good run of form and climb the table.”