Jay Fulton

Jay Fulton relishing regular starting role

23rd September 2019
First team

Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton is reaping the benefits of a regular starting role as he looks to put last season’s frustrations behind him.

The Scot has started all eight of the Swans’ Championship fixtures so far this season, and has formed an effective midfield partnership with captain Matt Grimes.

The 25-year-old made 33 league appearances last season, but started on just 21 occasions with then-manager Graham Potter regularly speaking of how unfortunate the former Hamilton man was to be missing out on selection.

Fulton admits there was plenty of frustration on his part, but he relishing the chance he has been handed by head coach Steve Cooper.

“Last season was very frustrating because I didn’t feel like I got a consistent run in the team,” he said.

“Whereas, this year, I’ve started every league game and I feel like I’m really benefiting from that.

Jay Fulton

“I think anyone would gain from that, especially playing in the position that I do.

“For me to be settled in the team and playing every week has undoubtedly helped with my performances.

“We’ve had a very settled team so far this season. Everybody knows their jobs and we’re all very much on the same wavelength.

“For me and Matt (Grimes), ours is to protect the back four and to try to make something happen by getting the ball forward to our attacking players.

“I feel like we’re doing that well at the moment. I’m happy with my performances and the way things are going.”