Dougie Freedman on Joe Mason capture

Manager delighted with return of Cardiff City forward on season-long loan

Dougie Freedman was happy to have bolstered his attacking options with the addition of striker Joe Mason on a season-long loan from Cardiff City. 

The Republic of Ireland youth international enjoyed two separate loan spells at the Macron Stadium last season, scoring six goals in 16 appearances for the club.

With Mason’s return confirmed subject to international clearance, Freedman had this to say about his latest arrival.

“He’s a fantastic young player who at this particularly point of his career needs game time,” said the Whites boss. “It’s a good deal for all three parties. 

“He’s been here before, he knows how we work and what we will expect of him. 

“We’ve worked very hard to get the deal over the line. We’ve been very patient and Cardiff have been excellent with us.”
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