Newcastle United stopper Freddie Woodman made his debut for the club in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round victory against Luton Town and is hopeful of more.
The 20-year-old keeper is no stranger to success after winning the U20 World Cup and being handed the competition’s Golden Glove Award.
Woodman finally got the opportunity to show Magpies supporters his talent when Rafa Benitez chose to play the 6ft 2in goalkeeper ahead of Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot, who is injured.
The Newcastle Chronicle report that the youngster hopes that he will be given further opportunities in the FA Cup after helping his side progress.
“Finally, it was great to get out there and make my Newcastle debut,” said Woodman in the north-east publication.
“It was a really nice moment for me and I was buzzing after it.”
“The goal at the start of the day was to get in the hat for the next round.
“We did that and could have won by more. We’re in the next round and that’s the main thing.”
It is unlikely that once Elliot returns from his injury, the England youngster will get more games.
However, while it’s a straight race between him and Darlow, there is a slight chance he could make his first start in the Premier League when they play Swansea City on Saturday.
It is a must-win game for the Magpies, with both teams looking set for a lengthy relegation battle this summer.
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