Mansfield Town extend loan deal of Nottingham Forest defender Kieron Freeman

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DEFENDER Kieron Freeman says he wants to show Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill what he can do following a one month extension to his Mansfield Town loan deal.

Freeman has impressed during his four games at the club so far and says he was delighted to put pen to paper for another month.

“I’m over the moon to be here for longer,”he said. “I have really enjoyed my time here, there is a great bunch of lads at the club.

“The Mansfield fans are really passionate and it is great to be playing in the first-team instead of the reserves.

“Reserve team football doesn’t mean a lot, it is about getting form and fitness rather than results, it is not like having three points to play for.

“We are a good team and just need a win to get the ball rolling, once we win we will be hard to stop. I think there is a lot more to come from Mansfield Town.

“You get less time on the ball at this level and playing for Mansfield Town is a great chance for me and a stepping stone in my career.”

And as well as a regular run of games, Freeman is also hoping for some stability at Nottingham Forest to help improve his chances of making the step up to Championship football.

“It has been hard at Nottingham Forest this season with all the changes to the managers,”he said. “You work hard to impress one manager and get noticed but then a new manager comes in and you have to start the proccess all over again.

“I want to show Forest and the boss what I can do and hopefully my performances here are filtering back to them.”

Stags boss Paul Cox also spoke of his delight after tying up the deal and said: “He is a player I want to follow carefully. Kieron has got the make up of someone who can be a very good player at a high level.

“He has come to Field Mill wanting to get something out of this loan deal and to improve as a player and become mentally stronger.

“During his time here he has worked hard and shown a strong mindset, we are delighted to extend his loan deal.”