Manager Nigel Clough was pleased with Kieron Freeman's debut for Derby

Nigel Clough: High praise for Freeman

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Manager Nigel Clough was pleased with Kieron Freeman's debut for Derby, saying: "He has a calm head on him at 20."

Freeman, who joined the club in August from east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, made his first appearance for the Rams as an 82nd-minute substitute during the 4-1 victory over Blackpool at Pride Park on Saturday.

The 20-year-old, a right-back, replaced Jeff Hendrick and played on the right-hand side of midfield.

Following the cameo, Clough said: "Kieron deserved his chance to get on and he showed a little bit as well. He has a calm head on him at 20."