Freddie Woodman | Coaches a big reason behind Swansea City return

17th August 2020
First team
Freddie Woodman Martyn Margetson

Freddie Woodman is looking forward to getting back down to work with Steve Cooper and Martyn Margetson, believing he has made great strides as a goalkeeper under their guidance.

Woodman has sealed a second season-long loan from Newcastle United, meaning he will return to the Liberty Stadium for the 2020-21 campaign.

He impressed during his stint in SA1 last term, keeping 12 clean sheets and saving three penalties in a fine maiden Championship season.

And the England age-grade international – who previously worked with Cooper and Margetson with the Three Lions – admitted the chance to work with the duo again was a key reason for his desire to come back to Swansea.

And he is confident he can get better and better ahead of his second term with the club.

Steve Cooper Freddie Woodman

“I have never improved in one season as much as I did at Swansea, and that is a credit to the gaffer and the way he works,” he said.

“It was a key reason behind me wanting to come back, it’s also testament to how I have worked with Martyn Margetson.

“There are things he has put in my game from when I first came, I feel like a completely different goalkeeper now.

“I know people who maybe don’t understand goalkeeping might not get it, but I feel a lot more mature when I play the game.

“That is down to the work we do day in and day out.

Middlesbrough Freddie Woodman

“I also think the way the manager wants to play, using the ball, is vital and it is a brilliant way to play the game.

“I feel I have improved massively on that front, but I have also grown as a person in Swansea, not just a player.

“It’s an environment where, from day one, you can always strive for more and that is such a key thing for me.

“I want to get better and better as a person and a footballer. If you put yourself in that environment then you give yourself the best chance to do that.”