Freddie Woodman: We'll give the Preston North End fans what they want
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PNE started off their summer transfer window in strong fashion by bringing in Woodman for an undisclosed fee from Newcastle United.
The 25-year-old has twice made the Championship play-offs and was promoted with AFC Bournemouth last season.
A former England youth international, Woodman’s style of play also suits North End, with the stopper very comfortable with the ball at his feet.
When he found out a move to PNE could be on the cards this summer, he did his research and was taken aback by what he found out.
Speaking to the Lancashire Post, he said: “When I got wind that I could be signing I looked at social media and saw how many season tickets were sold and I was shocked by it. It's a serious number to be sold.
"It feels like they're getting behind us before the season has even started. That's always a positive when you get the fans on side and I'm sure we'll give them what they want.
"From what I've heard and from people telling me they just want hard work and we can do that.”
Since joining PNE two weeks ago, Woodman has been getitng integrated in the city and learning more about his new surroundings.
In doing so he has already been coming face to face with North Enders sending their best wishes to the Croydon-born ‘keeper, though he has not yer received any free food off the back of his transfer.
He said: "I went out to get a Nando's in Preston the other day and I had about three or four people wishing me all the best which was really nice.
"I wanted to get out and see the city and get my bearings on where I was. It was nice to speak to a few fans and I asked them a few questions about where I've moved to now.
"They said you've signed for a fantastic football club and we wish you all the best for the new season. They didn't offer me a free Nando's! But it was nice to get that connection with the fans so quickly.”