BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Scotland Under-21 internationalist Jay Fulton faces top internationals in training at Swansea – so matches against France and Iceland hold no fears for the midfielder.
Ricky Sbragia’s side got their Euro Championship qualifying campaign off to a winning start against Northern Ireland last month and are bidding to maintain a flawless run against the French at Pittodrie this afternoon, before leaders Iceland visit on Tuesday.
Former Falkirk playmaker Fulton is currently on loan at Oldham until December and is hoping his time with the English League One side can help force him into a Swans side that includes England playmaker Jonjo Shelvey.
But the 21-year-old admits his immediate priority is helping to put Scotland in a commanding position in Group 3.
He said: “Any game you play at this level will be difficult. We know how tricky France will be but we’re confident we can get something from the game.
“The game before we got the three points and with the next two games at home we’ll be looking to get good results. We do that and we’ll be in a great position.
“If everyone is used to playing first team football and if they are getting minutes under their belts they’ll be ready for these games against France and Iceland. It can really help the team.
“The players I’m playing with at Swansea are top internationals, as are the players I’m playing against. “Whenever you get experiences like that you just want more.”
Fulton has made three starts for Oldham so far and is relishing the experience of regular first team football.
He added: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Oldham so far. I’ve been there two weeks and I’ve already played three games.
“We’ve drawn all three so that just shows you how tight the league is.
“I’m there to try and get as many games as I can. Then I’ll go back to Swansea and have a chat about where we are again.
“Hopefully this loan move will allow me to get some games under my belt and go back as a better player.”