Jay's joy with first league start of season
22nd November 2016
Jay Fulton is targeting more Premier League appearances after his first top-flight start of the season.
The midfielder was among eight changes made by Swans boss Bob Bradley in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Everton.
Fulton featured for 87 minutes at Goodison Park, with the 22-year-old replaced shortly before Everton's late equaliser.
The young Scot impressed in only his second league appearance of this campaign, and he's hoping for more minutes and starts as Bradley's side look to work their way up the table - starting with Saturday's home clash with Crystal Palace.
"I was very happy to get my first Premier League start. I've waited for my chance and worked hard in training to do the best I can," said Fulton, who made his first top-flight start since the 1-0 win over Southampton in February 2015.
"I was happy with my performance. Hopefully I can keep putting in performances to stay in the team.
"Obviously we have a big game against Palace this weekend, and three points would be a really big boost for us. Hopefully I can play from the start and do what I can to help the team."
Bradley looked on course to experience his first win as Swans boss last weekend, only for Seamus Coleman's 89th minute header to send the visitors home with a share of the spoils.
But Fulton believes the positives from the performance can give the team a lift ahead of Saturday's clash with the Eagles.
"In the changing room we spoke about taking the positives from the performance," added Fulton, who glanced a header just wide in the second half against Everton.
"In the first half we played good football. We knew they were going to come at us after the break and we showed a lot of grit and determination.
"We were hanging on a bit at the end, and unfortunately they grabbed a late goal.
"Overall, I felt we defended well and it was a tough one to take with them scoring late on.
"But I think the fans could see how big a shift we were putting in, and their support was fantastic. We were just gutted that we couldn't give them three points to celebrate.
"Hopefully we can give them three points to enjoy this weekend."
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