Jay Fulton is relishing Swansea City chance
30th December 2016
Jay Fulton has revealed how father Stephen - a former Celtic and Hearts midfielder - is playing his part in Swansea City's fight for Premier League survival.
Almost three years after arriving at the Liberty, Fulton is in the midst of his most prominent spell in Swans colours.
The 22-year-old Scot had started only two Premier League games before being drafted into the side which drew at Everton in mid-November.
That was the first of seven successive starts for Fulton, who hopes to be make the first XI once more when the Swans host Bournemouth this weekend.
And the former Falkirk player has revealed how he talks regularly to his dad about life as a Swan.
Stephen Fulton, now 46, spent six years at Celtic, before stints at Bolton, Peterborough, Falkirk, Hearts - who he captained to the 1998 Scottish Cup - Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle.
"We speak probably every day on the phone," Jay says.
"My dad doesn't push too much. He used to give me advice on what to do, but these days he just says good luck really because he doesn't feel he needs to tell me anything anymore.
"But it's good to have him there. If I have a bad day at training or I feel as if I should be doing this or that, it's nice to be able to speak to someone who has been in football and knows what the situation is like."
* You can read much more from Jay Fulton in this weekend's Jack Magazine.
The midfielder discusses his footballing family, becoming a father and making his long-awaited first-team breakthrough in SA1.
Also in Jack Magazine, Leon Britton answers quickfire questions, while we here from former Swans stars Cliff Jones and Roger Gibbins.
Chairman Huw Jenkins gives us his thoughts on the Swans' newly completed Fairwood training base.
And there is plenty more in this week's Jack Magazine, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies' team, as well as all you need to know about Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.
Issue 10 of the Premier League campaign is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don't miss out.