Nottingham Forest (A) Erwin Mulder

Erwin Mulder ready to grasp his opportunity

16th July
First team

Erwin Mulder aims to make the most of his big opportunity between the sticks in Swansea City’s pursuit of the play-offs.

The Dutchman made his first start of the season in Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

That came following Freddie Woodman’s hip injury sustained in the defeat to Leeds United – a game in which Mulder was introduced as a late substitute.

Despite making 27 appearances last season, the Dutchman has found game-time hard to come by following Woodman’s loan move from Newcastle United last summer.

But with crucial fixtures with Bristol City and Reading set to decide Swansea’s play-off fate, Mulder is keen to play his part.

Nottingham Forest (A) Mulder warm-up

“I’m looking forward to playing the next couple of games,” said the 31-year-old. “I came to Swansea to play as many games as possible.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t played as many this year as I would have expected. But this is my opportunity, so I must step up and show what I can do.

“They are two massive games for me to play in. As a little boy, you always want to play in these types of games, so I’m very excited by them.

“We must get six points from the last two games, that’s for sure, and then wait for the other results. We can only focus on ourselves and I’m very positive that we can get six points from the next two games.”

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