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Steve Cooper is already planning to raid Swansea City for midfielder Jay Fulton as he prepares for a return to the Championship with Nottingham Forest, as reported by The Sun (19 September, page 61). 

The Bolton-born 27-year-old is one of those players. 

You know the type; the ones who go under the radar week in, week out, unnoticed and underappreciated until the day they say goodbye.

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Fulton has never really hogged the headlines in South Wales but you get the feeling that, if Cooper does come calling, his departure may hit Swansea harder than they might expect. 

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Cooper hasn’t even put pen to paper at Nottingham Forest yet but, according to The Sun, the former Liberty Stadium boss has already chosen Fulton as one of his top transfer targets at the City Ground. 

Given the former Falkirk youngster hasn’t kicked a ball in anger during Swansea’s past three Championship fixtures, falling out of favour under Russell Martin, you’d imagine few in South Wales would stand in his way either, even if Fulton has another three years remaining on his contract. 

“Jay was excellent,” Cooper told the Swans website after a particularly impressive Fulton performance in a 2-0 victory over Stoke City 11 months ago. 

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“Okay, he got the goal and he will get headlines for that, but his overall performance showed the player he is. 

“He can go a little bit under the radar but he is a brilliant professional, a good teammate and a good player. 

“He does a lot of things that can go unnoticed – but they don’t go unnoticed by myself and the coaching staff.” 

Nottingham Forest began the post-Hughton era with a long-awaited first win of the season on Saturday, summer signings Max Lowe and Djed Spence (below) shining during a surprise 2-0 win at in-form Huddersfield Town. 

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