Swans keepers gelling well, says Roberts

22nd July 2017

Swansea City’s trio of goalkeepers have been put through their paces during the club’s pre-season tour of America.

Goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts has been busy preparing Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and summer signing Erwin Mulder ready for of the new campaign.

“We have been working hard during our time in America,” he said. “Erwin has come into the group and has integrated well with our goalkeeping programme.

“He has only been here three weeks but he is getting to know all the boys and has settled in well.

“There have been a lot of fitness, technique and footwork sessions during our sessions.

“The games have been good for them and we are continuing to learn. The main thing is to get them all match fit and back to sharpness ahead of the season.

Nordfeldt played the full 90 minutes during the Swans’ 2-2 draw against Philadelphia Union last Saturday before the Swede and Erwin Mulder shared a 45-minute spell each against Richmond Kickers on Wednesday.

And Roberts has been helping prepare the Swans stoppers on familiar territory whilst the team has been training in North Carolina.

“I played at the Wakemed Stadium against the Carolina Railhawks, as they were known then, when I was at Atlanta 17 years ago.

“I really enjoyed my experience in America. The set up here has changed and come a long way since I was here last.

“It is good to be back at Wakemed Park and the game against North Carolina will be a good test for us here on Saturday.”