Mick has kept tabs on new signing since being on the receiving end against him in the Premier League
The Town boss also revealed that he has kept tabs on the frontman since he scored against his Wolves side in the Premier League four years ago.
“Freddie blasted on to the scene with West Ham in the Premier League and I can remember him scoring when they beat us in my time at Wolves,” Mick told the Club website.
“I’ve always kept half an eye on him and of course, he has been playing up the road at Colchester and whenever I have seen him play, he has done well.
“He’s scored 14 goals this season and with all due respect, that is for a club that has been scrapping at the bottom of the league.
“When we have looked at the goals he has scored, they have been different types of goals. He’s also quick and having watched him train this morning, he’s got a good touch on the ball.
“He was a prodigious young talent at West Ham and he probably made the step backwards to go forwards again, which he has done. He’s older now and stronger and he’s a good signing for us. He will be a real asset.”
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