Freddie Woodman

Freddie Woodman's developing daily at Swansea City

18th October
First team

Loan star Freddie Woodman believes he is improving every day at Swansea City.

The goalkeeper is enjoying life at the Liberty Stadium following his season-long loan move from Premier League side Newcastle United this summer.

Woodman reunited with head coach Steve Cooper and goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson, who he spent time working with during his time in England’s youth ranks.

The 22-year-old has impressed between the sticks, keeping four clean sheets in 11 Championship matches – including a penalty save in the goalless draw at Derby in August.

And Woodman, who has won the European Championships (Under-17s) and World Cup (Under-20s) with England, believes he is making daily progress at his loan club.

Freddie Woodman

“Working with the gaffer and Marge has been great for my development,” said Woodman.

“I am the type of player and person who wants to get better every day, and I feel the gaffer and Marge are improving my game every day.

“Me and Marge have conversations all the time – ‘did you see this’, ‘can we improve this’. It’s a brilliant way to work and a great mindset.

“I can see this throughout the club. There is always the mentality of how do we improve? That’s something I’ve been brought up on.”

Freddie Woodman and Martyn Margetson

The Swans return to action this weekend with a trip to Barnsley, with Cooper’s side looking to bounce back from the disappointing home defeat to Stoke City last time out.

That result leaves the Swans fourth – one point off leaders West Brom.

But Cooper’s side head to Oakwell hoping to maintain their unbeaten start on the road against the managerless Tykes.

Freddie Woodman

“It’s an opportunity for us to get back to winning ways. The gaffer stresses to us all the time that we go into every game looking to win the match,” added Woodman.

“We’ve made a good start but all that matters is what we accomplish at the end of the season.

“It’s been a good start on the pitch. At the start of the season if someone would have given me the position we are in right now I would have taken it.

“I am really happy with the way I’ve played so far too, but there’s a lot of hard work and improvement to come from me.

“There have been a few disappointing results, but on the whole it’s been a very promising start.

“And I am itching to get back onto the pitch. When I was an international, I loved the international window, but now I’m not playing internationally I hate it and I want to be back on the pitch as quickly as possible. So Saturday can’t come soon enough!”

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