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.
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.
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.
Woodman criticised for latest performance
Woodman is fast becoming a liability. What was that? #Swans
— MIKE (@MiikeThomas) February 11, 2020
— Lone Star Jack 🇺🇸 (@mtumulty) February 11, 2020
I see Woodman doing his best to bring his fee down. Must really want to come to the Swans.
— David Collaborator 🇪🇺 🏴 (@DJackdaw) February 11, 2020
• Gallagher did nothing again and was awful
• Woodman was very poor. Needs to be dropped
• Guehi was good
• Roberts needs to be dropped
— scfc_dav (@scfc_david) February 11, 2020
Woodman wasn’t the best, think he’s lost his confidence massively
— Morgan🦢 (@MorganGedrych10) February 11, 2020
Woodman was poor imo. One good save at his near post with his leg, but no other saves of note to make. Retreated twice when he could easily have gathered the ball on the edge of his area, and that horror-show where he should have smashed it away but let it go through his legs.
— J (@waltersjo) February 11, 2020