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JAY FULTON ON: HIS LOAN SPELL AT OLDHAM ATHLETIC, RECENT GAME TIME AND HIS FIRST GOAL FOR LATICS AGAINST WALSALL

28 March 2018

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Jay Fulton speaks for Latics' match day programme ahead of the Good Friday fixture against Oldham Athletic.

  • Jay Fulton's match day programme interview ahead of Oldham Athletic.
  • Swansea City loanee talks about his time at Boundary Park and his spell with Latics so far.
  • Fulton delighted with recent match minutes and confidence boosting first goal against Walsall.

Speaking for the official match day programme against his former loan club Oldham Athletic, midfielder Jay Fulton discussed; his time at Boundary Park, his spell with Latics so far this season and his first goal for the club against Walsall last Wednesday.

Below is an excerpt from Jay's chat, with the full interview, plus much, much more, available in the match day programme. Purchase your copy at the DW Stadium on Friday or online through Ignition Sports Media.

Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic Match Day Programme

JAY, YOU FEATURED IN THE LAST TWO MATCHES AND SCORED YOUR FIRST LATICS GOAL AGAINST WALSALL, YOU MUST BE DELIGHTED WITH YOUR RECENT PERFORMANCES?

“I’m really happy to come into the team and getting my first goal gave me a big confidence boost. It felt like an added bonus on the night because the main aim was to win and we did that comfortably in terms of the 3-0 score line.

“It was a tough start to the game and we expected that because Walsall are still fighting for points above the relegation zone. We know we’re going to face challenges against every team because there are probably only four or five teams who won’t be playing for anything during the run-in.

“You have to earn the right to play football when you come up against teams like Walsall and we did that in the first half.

“Powelly’s delivery for the first goal just goes to show the quality we’ve got, it’s an unreal pass.

“My goal helped the game to 2-0 and Chey rounded it off. Those goals allowed us to play with confidence for the rest of the half and in the second half we remained patient to get the result over the line.

“Sometimes you lose your rhythm when you try to kill a game off, but we didn’t, we kept calm and saw it out to keep the clean sheet.”

TALK US THROUGH YOUR STRIKE, HOW DID YOU APPROACH IT?

“From the corner before I realised an area of space just outside the box, so it was a case of being on my toes and getting ready for it to drop out of the area.

“Luckily it bounced outside the box and it was 60-40 in my favour in a challenge with their defender. It sat up nicely for a shot instead of a tackle and I couldn’t have hit the ball any sweeter to find the corner.

“It was a good strike, but more importantly, it gave us that extra cushion in the game and backed up what we’d just created with the opening goal.”


YOU SPENT TIME ON LOAN AT OLDHAM ATHLETIC DURING THE 2015-16 SEASON, HOW WAS THAT EXPERIENCE?

Jay Fulton v Wigan Athletic 2015

Jay in action against Jordy Hiwula at Boundary Park in 2015.

“I played at Oldham for three months when I wasn’t playing many games at Swansea. It’s a very different team and management setup there now, but it was a good experience.

“The loan definitely served its purpose in terms of me getting game time in a competitive environment. I went back to Swansea and earned my way into the team for a few games off the back of playing for Oldham, so I have a lot to thank the club for in that respect.

“It was a good life experience for me to be away from home and out of my comfort zone. It was difficult at times, but for the purpose of playing games it was beneficial for me.”


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