Newcastle United loanee Freddie Woodman is focusing on now and not the future as he prepares to help Welsh club Swansea City secure a Premier League spot at the end of the English Championship playoffs.
When asked about his future plans, Woodman said that his focus is on Swansea City and the Championship playoffs. According to him, he has learnt in football that you can’t look too far into the future.
Woodman, 24, spent last season on loan at Swansea City before returning to the club for another loan spell this season.For a lot of English Championship watchers, Woodman has been the best goalkeeper in the division this season. His stock has risen rapidly this season after a series of fine displays in the colours of Swansea City.
In his two seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Woodman has helped Swansea City into the English Championship playoffs and he would be hoping his team is lucky the second time after the Welsh club was eliminated at the semi-final stage last season.
Swansea City will face Barnsley in the semi-finals of the Championship playoffs this season with the possibility of facing either Brentford or Bournemouth in the final.
Woodman will need to make a decision on his future and whether or not it lies at parent club Newcastle United. If he decides to return to Newcastle United, he’ll battle with Slovakian international Martin Dubravka and fellow Englishman Karl Darlow for the number one jersey next season.
Darlow started the current season as the number one goalkeeper at Newcastle United due to the injury to Dubravka. The Slovakian shot stopper has been the number one goalkeeper at the club since his arrival in January 2018. Darlow was retained for the first few weeks after Dubravka returned from the knee injury that made him miss several months before he was restored into the starting line-up manager Steve Bruce.