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Freeman Delighted At New Role Success

Luke Freeman has thanked manager Steve Cotterill for thrusting him into the new enhanced attacking role he has made so successful this season. 

Having suffered relegation with Stevenage last term, Freeman has since won promotion and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley with City.

Originally a winger when he arrived at the club, Freeman has flourished in an attacking role in behind the strikers – recently earning him a nomination for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Year award.

“It’s been the greatest week of my career so far,” Freeman told Bristol City Player.

“When I first came to the club I’d only played on the wings, but I think the gaffer has seen potential in me in that different role, something I didn’t even see myself in.

“He’s proven that it can work and I’m grateful to him for that opportunity.

“In the first couple of months I found it difficult to adapt. It’s more of a thinking role but I’m definitely enjoying it.

“When I was at Stevenage there was a lot of pressure on me to produce, but across this squad everyone has great quality.

“It’s more about a team performance than individual performances.”

Freeman, who leads the League One assist charts with 20 to his name in all competitions, is now hoping to crown promotion with a championship medal this weekend.

“I’m just delighted to have secured promotion with this group of lads,” he added.

“We’re all aware how long it is since the club won a title and that’s why we’re so desperate to win it.

“You want to do that in front of the home support and we have that opportunity tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) against Coventry.”

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