On loan from Newcastle United, Freddie Woodman and Swansea City have bounced back after a tough run.
With Martin Dubravka proving to be one of the few consistent players for Newcastle United, another NUFC shot-stopper is back on track away from Tyneside. After five straight matches without a victory, Swansea City finally got back in the win column over the weekend with Freddie Woodman in goal.
The 22-year-old was an early star for Swansea City in the second division, but the Swans struggled through six league matches without a win between early November and December. They were able to win some of their fixtures after that, but they couldn’t consistently string results together.
After a 2-1 win vs. Wigan Athletic, the Swans went on another run without a victory. This time, that included five total matches including a 4-4 draw on Valentine’s Day. Over the weekend, Woodman and Swansea City took a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at Liberty Stadium. He made three saves in the win.
On the season, Freddie Woodman is tied for fourth in the league with ten clean sheets. Unfortunately, he only has one clean sheet in his last seven matches.
There is hope amongst the Swansea City hierarchy that Woodman’s stay doesn’t end when this season does. I’ve previously written that I think it’s in the best interest of Newcastle United if they sell Woodman to the Swans this summer. If he’s able to put together a quality run of form down the stretch, maybe even pushing Swansea above their current spot in 9th place, there will be more interest and eagerness from Swansea to buy the goalkeeper. That bodes well for Newcastle United.