Freddie Woodman | The boys put in a really good shift
Freddie Woodman saluted a “really good shift” as Swansea City’s Championship campaign started on a winning note.
Steve Cooper’s side ensured they got their season off to the perfect start as a debut goal from Wolves loanee Morgan Gibbs-White was enough to edge past Preston at Deepdale.
It proved a tough test in Lancashire, with the Swans having to put in a solid defensive display to fend off Preston’s late surge.
And keeper Woodman, who is back with the Swans on another season-long loan from Newcastle, was delighted to have started the season in winning fashion.
“It’s nice to get the season under way and start it with a clean sheet and a win,” said Woodman.
“I thought the lads were excellent and put a really good shift in. As we saw last year, Deepdale is a very hard place to come in normal circumstances, so to come away with three points is brilliant.
“It’s only game one so we remain humble, go again next week in training and see what happens next Saturday.”
With the game again played without fans in attendance, the Jack Army were watching on from homes around the world.
And Woodman was quick to dedicate the win to them.
"I just wish the fans were here to celebrate it. The away end would have been bouncing," he added.
“I’m glad to be back but sad that they were not at Preston to celebrate with us. This win is for them.”