Swansea City goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt is up for the cup
7th January 2016
Kristoffer Nordfeldt is targeting his first experience of FA Cup action on Sunday - but hopes to have a quiet shift between the sticks.
Due to the form of Lukasz Fabianski, the Swedish international has been limited to just two appearances this season following his move from Dutch club Heerenveen last summer.
But Nordfeldt is hoping he will get the nod when the Swans visit League Two side Oxford United in the third round on Sunday (noon).
The 26-year-old has experience of playing in domestic cup tournaments in his native Sweden with Brommapojkarna and in Holland, but he's relishing the opportunity of playing in English football's renowned competition.
"In the countries where I've played before, there isn't much fuss about the cup competitions, but here it is very different," said Nordfeldt.
"I know how big the FA Cup is and how much everyone enjoys it. Hopefully I will get the chance to play and experience what the FA Cup is all about."
The Swans go into the tie hoping to avoid an upset at the Kassam Stadium against a side flying high in third place in League Two.
And while Nordfeldt is hoping to catch the eye of caretaker-manager Alan Curtis, he insists the main thing is for the team to progress to the fourth round.
"I hope to get the chance to play, and if I do I hope to have a quiet afternoon on Sunday," he added. "The most important thing is to get through to the next round.
"If I do play and I try to force things in order to impress, it may backfire, so I'll just look to do my job if called upon.
"It has been frustrating for both myself and the club this season. I knew Lukasz had a great season last year, but I'm just doing my best to help the club.
"For the team, it's been a bit of a struggle so far this season, but we've looked a lot brighter in the last few weeks.
"Hopefully we can put in a good performance and progress to the fourth round on Sunday and it helps us build momentum in the league."
Tickets for Sunday's FA Cup tie at Oxford United have sold out.
Fans are advised not to travel if they do not have tickets for the game.
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