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Freeman excited to get started

11 September 2020

Luke Freeman is determined to get a result against his old side as Nottingham Forest visit Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The midfielder spent two-and-a-half-years at Loftus Road and he is looking forward to revisiting his old stomping ground.

He said: “It’s my first time back, I am looking forward to it and seeing some old faces but getting the three points for Forest.

“I’ve been on the receiving end of some Forest wins at QPR before so hopefully I’m on the right side of that this time.

“I’m really looking forward to it, it is the first game of the Championship season and there is a buzz around the training ground.”

Freeman came off the bench for his Reds debut at Barnsley last weekend and knows that there is still work to do for him and the rest of the team to get right up to speed.

He said: “I enjoyed it [his debut], I have had a bit of a stop-start pre-season so it was good to get some minutes under my belt. The games will be coming thick and fast now so it should be back to a bit of normality.

“Everyone is probably a bit undercooked at the minute, some teams might be a little bit more prepared than others and some teams, like ourselves, maybe weren’t. With new additions like myself and having only a few days’ training with the team, that is how it is at the moment.

“When you get the first two or three games of the season done, everyone gets their fitness back and you will see the quality improve a lot.”

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