On loan midfielder Luke Freeman has admitted that Nottingham Forest haven’t seen anything like the best that he is capable of.

The 28-year-old is on a year-long loan from Sheffield United and currently has just one goal in 18 games in all competitions.

However, Freeman’s stint on Trentside has been plagued by injury, with the attacking midfielder missing two months following complications with a hernia injury.

Now, the former Arsenal man just wants to get as many minutes as possible under his belt and really show what he’s capable of.

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Luke Freeman of (15) Nottingham Forest shields the ball from Josh Knight of Wycombe Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wycombe Wanderers and Nottingham Forest at Adams Park, High Wycombe on Saturday 6th February 2021. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I want to play as many games as I can between now and the end of the season and just see where it takes me,” he said to Nottinghamshire Live.

 “I feel like I’ve shown really good glimpses of where I can be at, although still nowhere near exactly where I want to be.

“But, you’re not going to be when you’ve been out for two or three months. I certainly feel like I’m finding my feet and am enjoying being back.

“You speak to any player and they’ll say it’s important to have a run of games. You get the chance to find your feet.

 

“It can sometimes be very difficult when you’re in and out of the team – to get a consistent run of games is massively key for any player.”

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Luke Freeman of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and AFC Bournemouth at City Ground on February 13, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

The summer signing of Freeman was a priority for former boss Sabri Lamouchi, who had tried to sign Freeman several months earlier but to no avail.

In his last full season in the Championship (2018/19), Freeman scored seven goals and assisted six in 43 matches for Queens Park Rangers.

This prompted then newly promoted Sheffield United to break their transfer record on him, but that move didn’t work out as Freeman made just 11 Premier League appearances last season.

Forest do have an option to buy Freeman at the end of his loan spell, but this currently isn’t on the midfielder’s mind.

“I’m not too sure [about my future],” Freeman said. “I’m just happy to be back fit.”

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