Jamie Mackie praises new Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman

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The player is currently on loan at Reading and is unsure about his future.

Nottingham Forest are in great form at the moment, but one of their loaned out players is also experiencing a good spell.

Scotland international attacker Jamie Mackie is currently on loan at Championship rivals Reading and he recently bagged a winning brace against Brighton and Hove Albion. That performance followed awards for goal of the month and player of the month for February.

Those sort of performances are certainly going to catch the eye of Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman.

Mackie, who joined Forest from QPR in 2013, is currently on a season long loan deal agreed in August, after Stuart Pearce decided he was not in his plans for the upcoming season. However, since Freedman took over he has shown a capacity to give some of the Pearce outcasts a chance - such as centre-back Danny Collins.

Now, Mackie has spoken to The Reading Post about his potential return to Forest, and the impact Freedman has had at the City Ground:

“It’s not really down to me.

“Obviously as it stands I’m at a tremendous football club in Nottingham Forest but I’m having a great time here so it’s probably for other people to work out.

“All I’m going to do is play. I’m at Reading until the end of the season. I’m having a great time and I’m loving it here so I’m going to get my head down and see what we can do in the summer.”

“I’m at a tremendous football club in Nottingham Forest and things have changed there. There’s been a change and I really admire the new manager."

Of course Reading will want to keep Mackie. The 29-year-old is loving his football at the club and is really coming into some form at this important stage of the season.

But it seems the final decision may be down to Nottingham Forest and Dougie Freedman.

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