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Freddie Woodman | I missed the play-offs last year, so the fun starts now

15th May 2021
First team

Freddie Woodman had to sit and watch from the sidelines during the play-offs last season, which means the Swansea City goalkeeper is absolutely raring to go for this year’s semi-final against Barnsley.

The 24-year-old suffered a hip injury during the closing stages of the 2019-20 campaign, and it went on to ensure he played no part in either leg against Brentford last July.

However, on the back of winning the Championship Golden Glove award with 20 clean sheets this term, the on-loan Newcastle keeper is eager to be involved in the crunch double-header against Barnsley as the Swans hope to book a place in the Wembley final.

Freddie Woodman

“We were disappointed to finish the season with a defeat to Watford, but the fun starts now with the play-offs,” said Woodman.

“It’s about giving ourselves the best chance of being successful. It’s a clean slate, there are three games to try and get yourself into the Premier League. We will be doing everything we can.

“As a footballer and a human being, you want to put yourself into these situations where you are playing in big football matches and are in big situations.

“I missed out last season but I cannot wait for it this time.”