If everything goes to plan, Freddie Woodman will be a future Newcastle number one.

The young goalkeeper has been on the brink of breaking through, but is yet to get a real opportunity at St James’ Park.

Woodman has made just four first-team appearances for Newcastle, all of which have come in the FA Cup.

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The 22-year-old has had multiple loan spells, and is currently in the Championship with Swansea.

This is the highest level Woodman has played at consistently, having previously featured in the Scottish Premiership and League Two.

He enjoyed a bright start to life in Wales, with the Swans launching an early push for promotion. However, the wheels have slightly fell off for both Woodman and Swansea.

They drew 0-0 with QPR last night, which was Woodman’s first clean sheet in five attempts. However, it was his 10th of the season which is pretty impressive.

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Steve Cooper’s side are currently ninth, three points off a playoff place.

Despite recording another clean sheet, Woodman’s performance against QPR was heavily criticised by some fans, with one supporter branding him a ‘liability’.


This is all part of Woodman’s development. He has all the tools to be a star in the future, but needs to continue working hard in the second tier to prove he’s ready to be a Premier League goalkeeper.

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