Freddie Woodman outlines his next steps at Newcastle after England success

Freddie Woodman.
Freddie Woodman.

Freddie Woodman's keen to make more progress with his club – after another successful summer with his country.

The Newcastle United goalkeeper helped England's Under-21s win the Toulon Tournament last month.

Woodman – who made his United debut last season before joining Aberdeen on loan – is in Ireland with his club-mates for a pre-season training camp.

The 21-year-old hopes to get some minutes on the pitch during Newcastle's warm-up programme, though he faces competition from Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot and Matz Sels.

Asked about the Rafa Benitez's goalkeeper department, Woodman said: "It's really strong.

"There's five of us now in the goalkeeping department since Martin came in. He obviously did really well last season. I watched the games up in Scotland, and he made some really good performances.

England's Under-21s lift the Toulon Tournament trophy.

England's Under-21s lift the Toulon Tournament trophy.

"The other lads are really good as well – Karl and Rob – and obviously Matz has done well over in Belgium (with loan club Anderlecht).

"It's really good. It's good to train with these guys and pick their brains and see the different styles and just really push each other to be the best we can be."

Newcastle's first pre-season friendly is against Dublin side St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park on Tuesday night.

"I'm not sure what gaffer's intentions are, but I'm just pushing myself daily and learning from Martin, Karl, Rob and Matz," said Woodman. "I'm just trying to get better every day."

Woodman – who could be loaned out again this season – made his senior debut in January's FA Cup win over Luton Town at St James's Park.

"It was massive to play for a big football club like Newcastle," Woodman told NUFC TV.

"It was brilliant. It was such a big moment for me. And obviously going up to Scotland and playing for another massive club in Aberdeen. It was such a brilliant year. I'm just hoping for more of the same."