Freeman excelled in Ferry role

Dec 15, 2020

Dundee United youngster Kieran Freeman showed his versatility again for Peterhead at the weekend as he played the ‘Simon Ferry’ role in the Blue Toon’s 2-1 win over East Fife at Balmoor. 

Freeman, who has played right back, centre half, left back and on the right-hand side of midfield since joining the Blue Toon on loan in October, was deployed as a sitting central midfielder against the Fifers as former Dundee midfielder Ferry was ruled out. 

The 20-year-old shone again with Peterhead manager Jim McInally explaining the move by saying: “East Fife pose a quite unique threat as Ryan Wallace loves to play in-between midfield and attack. He is a good player as he finds holes to play in, however we usually use Simon and all his experience to try and nullify his threat.” 

“With Simon out I opted to try Kieran in there and he handled it brilliantly. We had Gary Fraser sent off with 25 minutes to go and we were under a lot of pressure after that. Kieran provided a really effective shield and I would not hesitate to use him there again.” 

“He has impressed in a number of positions now and everyone is delighted with the experience he is getting.” 

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