Jay: We have to do more
Jay Fulton reckons Swansea City must find a ruthless streak at Bolton Wanderers this weekend if they are to avoid another frustrating away day.
The Swans go in search of a first away success in six attempts when they take on Phil Parkinson’s out-of-form Trotters side.
Graham Potter’s men really ought to have registered more results than they have on the road this season, with their most recent away trip, to Rotherham, a prime example of points going begging.
The Swans controlled large periods of the game at the New York Stadium and led for a long time thanks to Oli McBurnie.
But two debatable late penalties for the home side meant the Swans ended a match they should have won with nothing.
And Fulton believes they must sharpen up in the final third to ensure there is no repeat performance at Bolton on Saturday (3pm).
“We played well at Rotherham but we didn’t score the goals we should have scored,” the midfielder said.
“A couple of big refereeing decisions went Rotherham’s way, but we can’t think too much about that. Hopefully the decisions will go for us in another game.
“We have to look after ourselves and we know we have to create more chances and take more chances when they come.
“I believe we can do that. If we keep performing like we did last weekend, we will have a good chance of taking the points.”
The Swans are now more than a third of the way through the Championship campaign and sit ninth in the table, three points outside the play-off places.
And Fulton believes Potter’s young side remain a work in progress.
“I am on the old team in training now – I am one of the old heads in the squad,” the 24-year-old added with a smile.
“We have a lot of young players who are playing their first season of senior football.
“There is still a lot of improving to be done and that’s what we have to concentrate on.”
For Fulton, this weekend’s game means a return to his place of birth.
Fulton’s father Steve, a former professional footballer, spent the 1993-94 on Bolton’s books having joined the club from Celtic.
“My dad played for Bolton and as a result I was born there,” Fulton said.
“But I was only there for six months and then I was back up to Scotland, so I don’t really have any memories of the place!”