'I know I can play at this level'

16th August 2018
First team

Erwin Mulder is relishing the prospect of making a first Swansea City start when Graham Potter’s side take on Birmingham City at St Andrew’s tomorrow (7.45pm).

The Dutchman is expected to play in the absence of Kristoffer Nordfeldt, who has been ruled out for two to four weeks with a groin injury he picked up during the victory over Preston last Saturday.

Mulder replaced the Swede after 23 minutes to end his 408-day wait a senior Swans appearance.

And the 29-year-old, who signed from Eredivisie side Heerenveen last summer, believes he is ready to deliver in the Championship.  

“I know my qualities and I know I can play at this level,” Mulder said.

“I just want to play and I think I've showed that I can play at this level.

“I was not nervous last Saturday. It was good to play in front of the Jack Army and help the team with some saves.

“Making my debut meant a lot. Now I am looking forward to my first start."

Mulder played regular football in the Netherlands for Feyenoord and Heerenveen before making the move to Wales.

He was third choice in SA1 last season behind Nordfeldt and then No. 1 Lukasz Fabianski, and is determined to seize the chance which has presented itself. 

"I want to play many games for Swansea as I can," he added.

“I came here to play. Now I have the opportunity and I am looking forward to playing against Birmingham and showing the manager what I can do.”