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FREDDIE PRICE | I Was Delighted The Manager Put Trust In Me

22 April 2021

The young midfielder made his first EFL start in Tuesday’s victory away at Grimsby Town.

18-year-old Freddie Price became one of the club’s youngest ever players to start a league game on Tuesday night.

The Stafford-born man, who has made 11 appearances in all competitions so far this season, says he is delighted he could repay the faith of manager Derek Adams.

Speaking about his first league start, he said: “It came in unfortunate circumstances with John O’Sullivan’s injury because he’s been absolutely brilliant for us this season.

“I was just delighted that the manager put the trust in me really to go and start such a big game.”

After enjoying his debut season, Price reflects on the aims he set before the campaign started.

He continued: “Coming into the season, I just wanted to firstly come into pre-season as fit as I possibly could be and then looking into the season, see if I could make an impact in training.

“I wanted to be looked at to maybe come on and make an impact in some games which hopefully I’ve shown I can do with the goal against Cambridge and the assist against Stevenage earlier in the season.”

Price, whose debut goal for the Shrimps came against Manchester United U23s in the Papa John's Trophy, says he has greatly benefited from the influence of his team-mates.

“This season they’ve been brilliant with me, they welcomed me in from day one,” Price added.

“I’m always picking up tips from Toumani Diagouraga, Ben Pringle, and especially on Tuesday night, it was a great almost reassurance having Kelvin Mellor behind me who’s been around for that long and he helped me through the game massively.”


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