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26 January 2018

Midfielder arrived on loan from Swansea City on Thursday afternoon and is excited to get started in a Latics shirt.

  • Watch: The first interview with new Wigan Athletic loan signing Jay Fulton
  • Fulton tells us more about his career to date and what sold the move to him
  • Fulton: “This is the platform I have been looking for.”

Wigan Athletic’s latest January addition Jay Fulton says Paul Cook has provided him with the platform he has been looking for to showcase his skills, as he made the move to the DW Stadium for the rest of the season from Premier League Swansea City.

Speaking to iFollow Latics, Fulton said:

“I am delighted to be here; I have been trying to get out on loan and I was delighted when the manager made the call and straight away I got the bags packed up and got straight up here the morning.

“I have been waiting to get out on loan, this season has been a frustrating one in parts, I have got a few appearances but nowhere near as many as I would like so, with the person I am, I just wanted to go out and play.

“I think this is the platform I have been looking for with how well Wigan are doing, it’s going to be enjoyable playing in games and winning games so hopefully I can get into the team and start enjoying my football again.”

Describing his play and how he hopes to fit into Cook’s high-flying Latics, he continued:

“I am a central midfielder, I like to break up the opponents play and start up our play. I spoke to the manager about how he wants me to play and hopefully I can fit into that.

“I have been at clubs down at the bottom of the table but the boys here are flying just now and hopefully I can come in and add to that too.

“Quite a lot of the boys here are higher than League One standard and they will be looking to keep on going and finish the season as top of the league.”

Fulton is eligible to play for Latics in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon against West Ham United and the club’s new number 28 says it is a game his new teammates should be full of confidence ahead of.

“It is a big game,” he said. “The last game against Bournemouth shows that we will be well in the game, confident going into it and hopefully I will be involved at some point.”

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