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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