Freddie Woodman’s keen to get out on loan – and get more games under his belt.
The Newcastle United goalkeeper is hoping to play more first-team football this season.
Woodman – who had a loan spell at Kilmarnock last season – has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Crystal Palace this summer. But the 20-year-old is only thinking about a temporary move away from Newcastle.
“Ultimately, I need to be on the pitch,” said Woodman, speaking at yesterday’s open day at St James’s Park.
“I need to be getting minutes and making mistakes on the football field – and learning from them – because that’s how you get better.
“I just want to get games, and if that means going on loan, then I want to do that. I want to play matches, continue my development and keep getting better.
Ultimately, I need to be on the pitch. I need to be getting minutes and making mistakes on the football field – and learning from them – because that’s how you get better.Freddie Woodman
“I’ll only do that by playing games and learning on the pitch.”
Woodman made 15 appearances for Kilmarnock.
“It was huge for me, and one of the most enjoyable times of my football career so far,” he added.
“They’re a brilliant club, and I loved playing a different environment. The Scottish league is a tough league.”
Woodman’s impressive performances caught the eye of a number of clubs.
“I’ve got options, but it’s just whether the club can get me out,” said Woodman, who won the Under-20 World Cup with England in June. “I’m waiting for the chance to get out and play games. That’s what I want to do.”
Thousands of fans saw Woodman play a starring role in the club’s open day.
“I always like the open day,” said Woodman. “We get to come down and see the fans and they get to see us work so it’s always nice.”