Jay Fulton | We are disappointed but there is plenty to take forward
Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton feels there is plenty for Russell Martin's side to take from their performance against Norwich City, despite the disappointment of defeat in their first game after the World Cup break.
A first-minute goal from Teemu Pukki proved the difference at the Swansea.com Stadium, with the hosts suffering frustration as they dominated long periods, racking up 17 shots on goal and seven on target against the promotion favourites.
Fulton continued his outstanding recent run of form in midfield, while the Swans were also boosted by the return to full fitness of Jamie Paterson and Joe Allen.
And the Scot is sure results will come if the Swans can continue to show the quality of play they showed between both boxes against the Canaries.
“It felt like one of those days really. We had plenty of possession and opportunities, but it wasn’t falling for us. I think there’s plenty of positives to take from the game, obviously the result is really disappointing, but there are plenty of positives to take for sure”, said Fulton.
“Conceding an early goal was disappointing. We’ve put a lot of work in on set-pieces, so it was disappointing to lose a goal in that manner. It then took us the first half to really get going.
“I felt in the second half there was only one team really pushing for it. We’ve had enough chances and opportunities to create and score.
“It showed our dominance, we were building up, getting out and creating situations, they were having to make fouls to stop that. It was just one of those things.
“Someone like Pato [Jamie Paterson] coming back is going to take a few games to get into the swing of things, but you can see there’s plenty of options at the top end of the pitch and I'm sure they’ll all come good.
“In the changing room now, we’ve got so many players at the top end of the pitch that are confident and can go out and create and score goals.
"We have to keep working hard and improving, and make sure we make the most of our opportunities."