Jay Fulton | We didn’t build on a good start

12th February
First team
Close up of Jay Fulton vs Norwich City

Jay Fulton felt Swansea City paid the price for not taking advantage of their early opportunities against Sheffield United.

After initially starting well and creating a handful of promising openings, the game changed when Sander Berge steered the ball in from the edge of the area in the 21st minute.

Jack Robinson then doubled the lead right before half-time - after another decent spell for the visitors - to give the Swans a mountain to climb.

They battled well through much of the second period, and saw Ben Cabango and Ollie Cooper fail to convert opportunities to get back in the game, before substitute Oli McBurnie tapped in from close range in the 90th minute to finish matters.

“I felt like we started the first half well. We were getting into good positions and created a few chances,” said Fulton.

“It’s a tough place to come but the timing and manner of the goals were disappointing.

“The two goals – from our point of view – were poor ones to concede.

“They’re the opposite of us. They haven’t got many young players, so that’s a big difference.

“When we’re on top, we probably need to do better and manage things better.

“I think there are positives to take from the performance, but the way we conceded the goals is something we need to have a look at.”

Saturday’s match was also a milestone for Fulton who brought up 200 Swans appearances and, while the result wasn’t what he hoped for, it was still a proud moment for the Scotsman.

“I’ve been here a long time, my two boys were born in Swansea,” he said.

“Reaching 200 is something to be proud of and hopefully there will be plenty more to come.

“This season, there has been a turn of fortunes for me, I feel like I’m playing well and contributing to the team.”