Mulder delighted with debut

12th August 2018
First team

Erwin Mulder expressed his delight at a surprise Swansea City debut – and a clean sheet – in the 1-0 victory over Preston.

The Dutchman made his first appearance for the club since joining from Heerenveen in July 2017 as Graham Potter’s side edged out Preston at the Liberty.

Mulder was sent on in the 23rd minute following a groin injury sustained by Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Mulder made some fine saves – none more so than denying Lukas Nmecha in the second half – to keep Preston at bay.

And the 29-year-old was delighted to have finally made his debut as the Swans backed up their opening-day at Sheffield United with another three points.

“I’m pleased with my performance. I think I helped the team and it was a big win for us,” said Mulder.

“If you’re a substitute goalkeeper, you have to wait for your opportunity, but today was my day. Obviously, I hope that Kristoffer is okay, but I was pleased to play and hope I can get some more games.

“Of course, it’s been tough. I came here to play. Last year, Lukasz (Fabianski) played very well and Kristoffer is also a very good goalkeeper, so I had to wait.

“It was a big save (from Lukas Nmecha). He could’ve made it 1-1, but I did well to tip his shot over.”