Karl Darlow is in line for a possible return against Man Utd next Saturday, according to The Times.
The goalkeeper has been recovering from coronavirus and, ironically, he has not made an appearance for us since our 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford back in February.
Woodman has had a steady start to the season between the sticks – despite conceding eight in three league games so far – although the 24-year-old not being helped by a shaky defence playing in front of him.
Losing his place to Darlow next Saturday would therefore be extremely harsh, but may also make a mockery of the fact Steve Bruce is likely to name FOUR goalkeepers in our 25-man Premier League squad.
With first-choice Martin Dubravka ruled out for at least another month, could either Woodman or Mark Gillespie have been loaned out with the knowledge that Darlow’s return was around the corner?
More importantly, should we really be throwing the latter into the deep end against a Man Utd side who are bouncing after the return of Cristiano Ronaldo?
Bruce has had a big call to make on our goalkeepers this summer and it seems as though he has dragged the situation out in the hope of pleasing everyone.
Let’s hope his lack of decisiveness doesn’t turn into a costly mistake further down the line.