Forest were 2-1 winners against the Cherries last night, as their good form under Dougie Freedman continues.
Osborn has praised the result and feels it sends out a warning to the club’s rivals as they continue to hunt down a Championship play-off place over the rest of the season.
“Everyone did their jobs and concentrated for the full 90 minutes. We had a game plan and we stuck to it,” he said.
“I think it’ll send a statement out to the rest of the league. Teams won’t like to come to The City Ground in the coming weeks.”
Forest are on a great run at the moment and that, coupled with hostile atmosphere created by the club’s fans, will make their ground difficult for away sides to perform in over the rest of the season.
Forest have six home games left this term and need to aim for a maximum of 18 points from those fixtures.
If they can win those games and fight hard away from home, picking up points on the road is only going to help their chances of getting into the play-offs.
Sides are going to be putting in extra time and attention when they prepare to face Forest because of the good start the side has made under Freedman.
If they can stay effective in the face of different tactical systems and ideas designed to take the sting out of Forest’s potential at home, they won’t go too far wrong in terms of a top-six place.