Swansea City loanee Freddie Woodman reveals the SHOCK Newcastle United player who has inspired him

Swansea City loan man Freddie Woodman has revealed the SHOCK player who inspired him at Newcastle United.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:45 pm
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Woodman, on a season-long loan in South Wales, will lock horns with former United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic's Fulham this evening in the Championship.

And the 22-year-old has revealed the Serbian striker, the second tier’s top-scorer this season, inspired him while they were teammates at St James’s Park.

“He’s obviously a handful and a very good player. I’m looking forward to coming up against him because of his quality and it will be a good test for me in that regard,” Woodman told Swansea City’s club website.

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“I remember from when he arrived at Newcastle, he was just a worker. He was always in the gym, always willing to improve, and always doing extra.

“I bounced off that and it made me want to work harder because I could see how much he was putting into it.”

Woodman has impressed at the Liberty Stadium since arriving on loan. The keeper has recorded five clean sheets in 18 games for the Swans, who sit in sixth place this season, seven points off the automatic promotion positions.

“Everybody can see how much quality he has. It’s fair to say he is probably a Premier League player,” said Woodman on Fulham frontman Mitrovic.

“As with any Championship player, we will be on guard, do our homework and try to find ways to stop him.”