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FREEMAN ON TRIAL?
17th October 2002 13:12


Stagsonline.com reports that Stags have young ex-Nottingham Forest striker David Freeman on trial after he completed a month deal with third division Carlisle United.

The young Irishman was released by Forest in September and was taken on by the Cumbrians with a view to a longer deal.

Carlisle boss, and ex-Stag, Roddy Collins decided to player Freeman out of position and according to many fans didn't get the best out of him. Those that saw him in his favoured strikers roll were impressed but Collins saw fit to release the player after his initial months deal.

Freeman has had 18 months of injury and hoped the move would kickstart his career but Collins decided that he didnt fit into his long term plans.

According to Stagsonline.com, the editor of http://www.bruntonpark.com (a respected fans site) had the following synopsis on the player.

"David Freeman can count himself unlucky he didn't get a longer period of time to prove himself to Carlisle United. One month at BP saw him play 4 times for the Blue and Whites, including a memorable display against Boston United when he had a hand in all 4 goals United scored that day.

A striker by trade, Freeman was deployed as a right winger by Roddy Collins, utilising the pace that the 22 year old Dubliner can boast.


The decision to release Freeman surprised many United fans, as only illness prevented him from taking part in Saturdays game. He only appeared as a striker for 25 minutes in a friendly game, and United fans present saw him put in a very good performance against a strong Newcastle side, culminating him him scoring the winner with a very nice finish."
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Posted by Martin Shaw

 

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