Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is loving life on loan at Swansea City.

Steve Cooper’s Swans have made a dream start to the Championship and find themselves top of the league after six games.

Woodman, who is an England Under-21 international, has been an integral part of their impressive form.

The shot stopper has previously had loan spells away from St James Park with the likes of Hartlepool United, Crawley Town, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.

He has spoken to Swansea’s official club website about his start at the Liberty Stadium: “It has gone well so far, we know it is a good start but we keep stressing it’s only a good start. There are still 40 games to go, and being top now does not mean you will win the league in the same way that if we were bottom now it would not mean relegation is a certainty.”

Don’t get me wrong, we would much rather have had the start we have had than the opposite, because it builds momentum and confidence and those things are important in football.”

He added: “It’s been nice to play with a settled back four, you build relationships and understanding and I have been made to feel welcome. I’ve had a few loan spells in my career, and I have to say this is the best place I have come in terms of settling straight away. I love playing here.”

The Swans face a tricky test against Nottingham Forest tomorrow but go into the game full of confidence.


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