East Midlands Counties League
Published 12th June 2012
Freeman, 35, joined Prims in 2008 and has seen his playing career revive under manager Mark Webster.
Webster said: "I decided the time was right to offer one of the most respected players on the circuit and our club captain, a role as player-coach at the club. Typically Matt gave me a positive answer within minutes without any if's buts and maybe's.
“Matt is the perfect example to our younger players in every way, and in my mind is the ideal individual to be passing on his vast knowledge and experience.
“At this stage Matt has no plans to hang up his boots and will combine coaching with playing. As time goes on we will decide what level of assistance Matt will give to the management team, with this being dictated by how long he can maintain his own high playing standards and the clubs needs from a coaching and management perspective."
Meanwhile, Webster also announced the re-signing of striker Tom Bartram from league rivals Holbrook Sports.
Webster added: "I am delighted that Tom has decided to rejoin the club. We were fortunate that there has been a managerial change at Holbrook Sports and, as is the case in this instance, there is sometimes a turnaround of players. I have taken advantage of this and brought in the type of striker we need to supplement the current forwards at the club.
“Tom is strong and aggressive and has the ability to score with his head as well as his feet."