The Forest star Freedman will need to ensure gets back to his best

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury has disappointed most supporters this season.

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury has faced criticism from the club's supporters this season after a collection of insipid performances, but the stats seem to suggest that he has still been their most effective central midfielder.

  PositionTeamGoalsAssistsKey passes per gameShots per gamePassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Henri Lansbury MF Forest 4 4 2.23 2.33 75.09% 21 1647
Robert Tesche MF Forest 2 2 0.86 1.72 79.64% 22 1663
Ben Osborn MF Forest 1 1 1.65 0.5 78.24% 20 1371
Chris Cohen MF Forest 0 0 1.83 0.33 86.66% 6 462
Gary Gardner MF Forest 0 0 0.33 1.33 72.58% 3 225
Andy Reid MF Forest 0 1 2.5 2.16 82.21% 6 492
David Vaughan MF Forest 0 0 1.141 0.42 85.27% 7 498

Lansbury is the leading scorer and creator in his position and he also tops the club's stats in a range of other areas - with his shooting and passing figures being impressive. 

Despite this, though, there has been a feeling that Lansbury has been short of his devastating best and his displays have been partially blamed for the side's poor form.

Lansbury's role for the team has become even more important because of Andy Reid's injury, but he hasn't quite filled the void left by the experienced Repulic of Ireland international. 

Reid has only managed to play eight games this campaign, but he was creating more for the side than Lansbury, whilst his distribution remained more accurate.

That is the standard that Lansbury will need to aspire to reach and there is no doubting that he has the ability to do just that.

Much of the criticism that has been directed at the 24-year-old is because Forest supporters know just how good he can be at his very best and, even though he has still been one of the side's better players this term, he will be looking to improve under the tutelage of new boss Dougie Freedman.

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