Potter pleased by goalkeeper competition

21st February 2019
First team

Graham Potter admits there is little to choose in the battle between Erwin Mulder and Kristoffer Nordfeldt for the goalkeeper's spot at Swansea City.

Nordfeldt was handed a chance to impress in last weekend's FA Cup victory over Brentford, following an extended stint in the side for Dutch stopper Mulder.

The pair shared playing time over the opening months of the season, although Mulder had been handed the starting role since mid-November prior to Nordfeldt's recall.

And, while Swans manager Potter would not be drawn on which of the two will feature against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, he has confidence that either man will be a strong option between the sticks at Hillsborough.

"Kris has been working away well and he has been helping the team from the side," said Potter.

"It has been frustrating for him, of course, because he wants to play, the same as anybody.

"Erwin has played a lot of games, a lot of football, so it was the right time to give Kris the chance to show what he can do.

"I think he helped the team well, and there is a chance he can play again, there’s always a chance.

"There’s good competition, that’s what you want. They are slightly different goalkeepers in terms of their attributes and whoever we decide to go with we have confidence in either of them.

"So we will make the decision nearer to the time."