Mulder 'progressing every day'

17th April 2018
First team

Erwin Mulder believes he is becoming a better goalkeeper all the time despite his lack of opportunities at Swansea City.

The former Heerenveen man is yet to play a first-team game for the Swans after swapping the Eredivisie for the Premier League last summer.

With Lukasz Fabianski enjoying a fine season and Swedish international Kristoffer Nordfeldt established as the next in line to play in goal for the Swans, Mulder has spent much of the season in the stands.

He has sat on the bench on a number of occasions, most recently when Nordfeldt was missing at West Brom last week, but his only games for the Swans have come at development level.

Mulder made his third appearance for the club’s under-23 side at Arsenal last Friday.

And the 29-year-old was pleased to get some minutes under his belt even if he could not save the Swans youngsters from a 1-0 defeat.

“It was good to get some game-time because it has been a while for me,” Mulder said.

“I was happy to play 90 minutes and to have the opportunity. I feel like I am making progress every day at the club, so it was good to have a chance to show it in a game.

“I was happy with the performance in general. I was tested a few times and I kept a few chances out.

“It is going to be difficult to get more opportunities this close until the end of the season. I am happy with 90 minutes, but I hope I can get more game-time.”

The Arsenal loss ended the under-23s’ hopes of competing for the Premier League 2 title.

Charlie Gilmour’s goal was the difference between the two sides at the Emirates Stadium, but Mulder made a series of saves to keep out the Gunners in the second half.

“It was a difficult game,” he added.

“Arsenal had a good squad. We had some chances but unfortunately we just could not find the goal on the night.”