FREDDIE WOODMAN has revealed that he wants to remain at Swansea City rather than return to Newcastle United.

Woodman's loan with the Swans came to an end yesterday when his temporary employers lost the Championship play-off final to Brentford.

As things stand, the 24-year-old is due to return to Tyneside in the summer to compete with Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow for a place in the Newcastle squad.

However, after cementing his status as one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship this season, Woodman has suggested his long-term future is likely to lie at the Liberty Stadium rather than St James’.

“It’s probably been the best two years of my life playing here,” said Woodman, in the wake of his Wembley defeat. "I’ve fallen in love with the place and developed so much.

“I just wanted to get over the line for the city. I know how much they wanted us in that big league, so I’m absolutely gutted.

“I hope this isn’t the last game I play in a Swansea shirt. The main thing is to sort out my next step – if that’s in a Swansea shirt then brilliant, but if it’s not, I have to crack on and that’s football.”