Jay Fulton | We’re in it together, it’s up to us to bounce back

5th February 2023
First team
Jay Fulton tackles Bielik Birmingham City

Jay Fulton says Swansea City will pull together and pick themselves up from a heartbreaking defeat at the death against Birmingham City on Saturday.

The Swans fell behind inside the 14th minute when Scott Hogan converted from the penalty spot against the run of play, but Russell Martin’s side were deservedly ahead by half-time thanks to goals from Joel Piroe and Liam Cullen.

Tahith Chong levelled the scores in the second half, but the Swans were back ahead three minutes later when Birmingham goalkeeper John Ruddy gifted the ball to Piroe who slotted into the gaping net.

An injury to Joel Latibeaudiere in the 84th minute forced him off the field after the Swans had used their three substitute breaks which left the side to play out the remainder of the game plus seven minutes of injury time with 10 men.

And it was in that seven minutes that Lukas Jutkiewicz headed in an equaliser before Auston Trusty capitalised from a set-piece with almost the final action of the game to condemn the Swans to defeat.

“It’s tough to take. A lot of people are flat in the changing room,” Fulton admitted.

“Obviously, when Joel went off and we go down to 10 men, that makes things difficult. Up until that point, I thought we were playing well and doing the right stuff.

“We got three goals, and when you score three – especially at home – you shouldn’t lose a game.

“We’re flat. It’s another bump in the road. But as the gaffer has said previously, we are all in this together, he’s got the full support of us and we’ve got the full support of him, so it’s up to us to bounce back from it.

“The next game can’t come quick enough after that. Our full focus is on that now, and we’re just looking to put things right.”