Jay's up for the cup
23rd January 2015
Jay Fulton hopes to get another chance to impress in the cup this weekend when then the Swans visit Blackburn Rovers.
The Scottish Under-21 international has featured four times for the Swans this season - three of them coming in cup competitions.
Fulton started both Capital One Cup fixtures against Rotherham and Liverpool this season, while he was also included in Garry Monk's XI for the FA Cup win at Tranmere earlier this month.
And the 20-year-old, who came off the bench in last weekend's Barclays Premier League defeat to Chelsea at the Liberty, is hopeful of playing a big part in the Swans' trip to Ewood Park on Saturday as they look to put their name in the hat for the FA Cup fifth round draw.
"It was great to get the opportunity against Tranmere," said Fulton. "Starting a game in a really competitive competition such as the FA Cup is a chance to show what you're capable of.
"It went well in the last round, we scored quite a few goals and the team played very well as a unit.
"I've trained as hard as I can and I'm thankful to the manager for giving me a chance to play, and hopefully I'll get a chance to play some part this weekend."
While last weekend's home loss to Jose Mourinho's league leaders provided a setback for Monk and co, Fulton benefited from the experience.
The midfielder came off the bench for the last 24 minutes in place of loanee Nelson Oliveira. He added: "Obviously it wasn't the way we wanted it to go result-wise, but it was an incredible experience for me to play against the likes of (Cesc) Fabregas, who has won the World Cup, and (Eden) Hazard.
"They are among the best players in the world, and to be up against them is something that I can learn a lot from. Their movement and how quick their mind works while in possession means you have to be at 100 per cent to just get close to them.
"I've played against Liverpool and Chelsea now, so it would be great to be involved in the first team more, but I realise I have to be patient."
* Saturday's game will be shown live on BBC2 Wales. Coverage starts from 12.30pm.