Jay hopes for Reading chance

26th October 2018
First team

Jay Fulton is hoping for another chance to shine when Swansea City host Reading on Saturday (3pm).

The Scot came off the bench at half-time against Blackburn Rovers in midweek, lining up in central midfield alongside fellow substitute Leroy Fer.

The duo were influential as the Swans turned the contest in their favour, fighting back from 1-0 down to claim a rousing 3-1 victory.

Fulton’s long-range strike led to the home side’s leveller, as his effort cannoned off the post and over the line via Rovers keeper David Raya’s back.

And he continued to impress as Graham Potter’s side moved through the gears to secure all three points.

Fulton is enjoying arguably the best spell of his four-year stint as a Swans player, having scored twice in 10 appearances this season.

And the 24-year-old is hungry for another opportunity to make his mark as the Swans get set to face Reading.

“Getting regular game-time is just what I’ve been waiting for,” Fulton said.

“Previous seasons have been frustrating for me, but I’ve managed to pick up a lot more minutes this season and hopefully that continues.

“As you can see, the manager is using the whole squad so everybody has just got to be ready when they get the opportunity to play.

“Hopefully I took my chance against Blackburn and there might be another opportunity against Reading this weekend.

“As a team we go into the game hoping we can carry on from our performance in the second half the other night.”

The Blackburn success was the Swans’ first in four matches.

While their performances have been encouraging throughout this season, Fulton acknowledges that the victory was timely.

“The first half against Blackburn was a bit of a struggle but we pushed on in the second half to get the win, and that was just we needed after the last couple of games,” he added.

“We hadn’t picked up any points against Ipswich and Aston Villa so that made the Blackburn win even more significant.

“Hopefully we can build on that against Reading.”


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