Forest prospect Ben Osborn admits disappointment in goalscoring department

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn is hoping to get on the scoresheet more regularly after getting off the mark for the club.

Nottingham Forest youngster Ben Osborn has admitted to the club's official site that he has been disappointed with how long it has taken him to hit the back of the net for the first team.

Osborn was brought into Forest's senior squad this season by Stuart Pearce and he has gone on to make 21 appearances for the side.

It wasn't until his most recent outing that he finally got off the mark, though, and it could hardly have come in better circumstances for the 20-year-old.

With the Reds' match with Derby County seemingly heading towards a 1-1 draw, Osborn popped up in the closing stages to slam the ball home and send the away crowd into delirium.

It was a strike that will go down in Forest folklore and Osborn was just delighted to be able to see his name on the scoresheet. 

“I’ve been a bit disappointed with my goalscoring return since I broke into the first team but I haven’t really had that many chances," he said. "I played on the left on Saturday and got license to go forward a little bit more.

“It’s a bit of a weight off my shoulders and hopefully I can push on and get a few more before the end of the season."

Osborn may have established his starting position in the side for the Reds' game against Fulham tonight with his goal. 

Forest head into the game against their London opponents with a lot of momentum from their derby victory but will realise that one result is not the end of their problems.

Pearce's side have won just three of their previous 21 fixtures and, unless this record drastically improves during the second half of the campaign, any faint hopes of promotion will be long gone.

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