Swansea City will be aiming to boost their play-off hopes by ending their five-game winless run when they host relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town this coming weekend.
Steve Cooper’s side have only managed to claim three points from their last five Championship matches, with their latest setback coming during the 4-4 draw with Hull on Friday night when the Swans were pegged back by Tom Eaves’ late strike.
Swansea’s concerning run of form means they are now sitting five points outside the play-off spots with just 13 games remaining, and Cooper will be demanding an improvement from his squad if they want to fulfil their top-six ambitions.
Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has played all 33 of Swansea’s league matches this term after providing a consistently solid presence between the sticks, but the Newcastle loanee has now conceded three or more goals in two of his last three outings.
Woodman received particular criticism for some of his decision-making during the Swans’ 3-2 defeat to Derby earlier this month, but the stopper has now taken to Instagram to share a determined message amid his side’s indifferent run of form.
The 22-year-old shared an image of him emerging for a session at the club’s training ground accompanied with the caption ‘Working Hard’.
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There can be no doubt that Swansea will need to improve both their performances and results if they want to seriously challenge for a play-off spot this term, and this must start when they welcome Huddersfield to SA1 this weekend.
The Welsh side signalled their promotion intent with a surprisingly active January transfer window, but the likes of Rhian Brewster and Conor Gallagher have not been able to have any discernible impact on the club’s league form so far.
It is clear that Swansea’s concerning run has seen Woodman lose some confidence – particularly following the Derby clash – but Cooper should stick by the goalkeeper during this tough patch following his otherwise fine form this season.