Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan says featuring regularly this season has helped bring the best out of him.
The 32-year-old has already surpassed the number of appearances he made for The Reds last season and is in line to add to his tally at Brentford this weekend.
And Vaughan is delighted with the gametime Dougie Freedman has been giving him recently.
He told Forest Player HD: “It’s gone well for me so far this season. It’s been a difficult period since I’ve been here, with injuries and not being selected for different reasons.
“It does help to play games. If you play two or three and come out, it’s a bit more difficult to come back in. You always feel there’s pressure on you to perform.
“It’s nice to play on a regular basis and do well.”
Vaughan has recently returned from international duty with Wales, who he has helped qualify for next summer’s European Championships.
Wales’ qualification for the tournament is considered a major achievement and Vaughan, along with fellow Red Jonny Williams, is proud to be part of a squad making history.
He said: “It’s a good achievement to reach the Euros. We’ve not done it for quite a while and the group of players who have come together are a special generation. Everyone’s buzzing around the camp.
“We’ve got to wait for the draw first, then we can nail the plans and go from there. Hopefully we can go to France, do well and keep it going for years to come.”