Mulder set to miss rest of season

28th March 2019
First team

Swansea City goalkeeper Erwin Mulder is set to miss the remainder of the season after breaking his finger.

The Dutchman suffered the injury in training and is expected to be on the sidelines for eight weeks, meaning he will miss the rest of the 2018-19 campaign.

Mulder, who joined the Swans from Heerenveen in the summer of 2017, made his debut for the club in the win over Preston in August and has gone on to make 27 appearances in all competitions.

He had recently seen Kristoffer Nordfeldt handed a run of games between the sticks and he will now have to wait until next season for the chance to reclaim his place.

German keeper Steven Benda, who has featured for the under-23s this season and was an unused substitute in the defeat at Bristol City, is set to step up to the matchday squad.

"We have had a problem with Erwin, he has broken his finger so he is probably going to miss the rest of the season. That's how it looks at this stage," said manager Graham Potter.

"We have got Kris, we have Steven. They will be with us for the foreseeable future. It's unfortunate for Erwin, but that's football."