Jay's joy with first Swans strike
25th August 2016
Jay Fulton expressed his delight at scoring his first Swansea City goal in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Peterborough United in the EFL Cup.
The midfielder, who arrived at the Liberty from Falkirk in January 2014, found the net for the first time as a Swan in the convincing victory over the League One hosts.
He opened the scoring by heading home from close range after being set up by fellow Scot Oliver McBurnie in the 15th minute at the ABAX Stadium.
McBurnie added two of his own before Peterborough claimed a consolation goal in the second half.
And Fulton, who was making his first appearance of the season, was overjoyed with his maiden Swans goal.
"It was great to be on the score sheet and score my first goal for Swansea City," said the 22-year-old, who scored twice during the club's pre-season fixtures.
"The most important thing was for the team to win and make it into the next round, so that's really pleasing.
"But for me it's a really nice moment. I'm not known for scoring many goals - I got nine for Falkirk - so to open the scoring on Tuesday night was very satisfying."
Fulton was among ten changes made by Francesco Guidolin for the EFL Cup tie against the third-tier side.
The Swans responded perfectly to last weekend's home defeat to Hull in the Premier League, and Fulton believes the team's performance will give Guidolin plenty of extra thought ahead of Saturday's trip to defending champions Leicester City.
"The cup tie gave a lot of players a chance to get some game-time and show the manager what they could do," added Fulton.
"When you get a chance like that you must take it, and I think a lot of the boys will be very pleased with their performance.
"We all want to push each other on, and performances like that on Tuesday night shows we have good competition for places."