Former Newcastle United goalkeeper sets stunning record with new club

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The long-serving keeper left St James Park during the summer.

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has already written himself into the record books following his summer move to Preston North End.

The former England Under-21 stopper ended his nine-year stay with the Magpies when he joined Ryan Lowe’s side for an undisclosed fee in July.

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The 25-year-old has enjoyed a spectacular start to life at Deepdale and heads into Saturday’s home game with Birmingham City looking to keep an eighth consecutive Championship clean sheet.

That stunning record means North End have become only the third side in Football League history to go without conceding in their first eight games of the season.

Woodman is determined to continue that impressive start against the Blues as his side look to close in on the top six in the division.

Speaking after last weekend’s goalless draw at Cardiff City, he told the club website: “Personally, I pride myself on clean sheets and we are really happy with the record, but today I think we’re disappointed with our performance.

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“We know we can play better and we need to try to start turning these clean sheets into winning clean sheets.

“You can build from clean sheets, it gives you a chance to win the football match. We’re all doing our bit, you can see some of the blocks the lads made. It was 25 shots or 22 shots, something like that, and the lads are making unbelievable blocks on the edge of the box.

“It’s a team effort to get a clean sheet but we know that we need to try to win these football matches if we’re going to go in the direction that we all want to go in.”

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