Cardiff Freddie Woodman

Freddie Woodman hails duo after another clean sheet

13th January
First team

Freddie Woodman hailed the displays of Ben Wilmot and Ben Cabango as the Swansea City goalkeeper kept a third straight clean sheet in the draw at Cardiff.

The 22-year-old now has nine Championship shut-outs to his name so far this season; only Leeds’ Kiko Casilla has kept more.

The clean sheet at Cardiff came on the back of the goalless draw against Barnsley and the 1-0 win over Charlton.

Woodman was delighted to keep the sequence going, but was quick to share the credit with the entire team.

But he had particular praise for the centre-half pairing of Wilmot and Cabango, who have a combined age of just 39.

Cardiff Ben Wilmot

“Personally, it’s great to get another clean sheet; that’s three on the spin now. That’s always nice as a goalkeeper and a defensive unit,” said Woodman.

“I think there’s too much focus on the goalkeeper when it comes to clean sheets; it’s down to the whole team.

“The lads are constantly putting their bodies on the line and it always helps me as a goalkeeper.

“I thought the two centre-halves were magnificent. They’re young lads but won every header and battled right to the end.

“They deserve a massive shout-out.”