The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Jamie Holt

HENRI Lans­bury has been at the heart of Not­ting­ham For­est’s re­ju­ve­na­tion un­der Dougie Freed­man – and mid­field part­ner Ben Os­born is full of praise for the for­mer Ar­se­nal man.

Lans­bury, 24, has re­cently been handed the cap­tain’s arm­band at the City Ground, and a won­der­ful free­kick in mid­week helped se­cure a valu­able three points against promo- tion-chas­ing Bournemouth.

Os­born has been in sparkling form him­self, but it is his cen­tral mid­field team-mate that he cited as a driv­ing force be­hind For­est’s im­pres­sive re­vival.

“We all know the po­ten­tial and abil­ity he has, be­cause he shows it ev­ery day in train­ing,” the 20-yearold said.

“It feels as though ev­ery time he’s on the pitch he’s go­ing to get us a goal at any minute. If we have a free­kick, you know he’s more than likely go­ing to work the keeper at the very least.

“He is on fire at the minute. When you give him the ball you know he is go­ing to make the right de­ci­sion with it. I think he’s lead­ing the team with his ac­tions on the pitch, as much as any­thing. We know what he’s ca­pa­ble of.”

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