Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman gives update on Henri Lansbury injury

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says that Henri Lansbury will be fit to play against Leeds United at Elland Road next weekend.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told the club’s official website that Henri Lansbury will be fit to face Leeds United next weekend.

The 24-year-old was injured during Forest’s Championship game against Middlesbrough at the City Ground earlier today.

The midfielder started the game, but he was substituted at half time with Ben Osborn coming on in his place.

Freedman has allayed worries over the extent of the injury to Lansbury, and has assured the Forest fans that the former Arsenal prospect will be available to feature against Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday, as will Danny Fox and Matty Fryatt .

“It’s a bruised rib – he went to the hospital straight away,” the Scot told Forest’s official website. “Fox just rolled his ankle in training, so he’ll be fit for Saturday, and Matty is exactly the same.”

Good for Forest, bad for Leeds?

Lansbury is one of the best players in the Forest squad, and him being available for the game against Leeds will certainly be great news for the Reds supporters - not so much for the Whites fans.

Although the midfielder could not contribute much to the Nottingham-based side’s 2-1 win against Middlesbrough today, he remains a key player for Freedman.

Lansbury has scored nine goals and created 60 chances in 29 Championship appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 39%.

Leeds will be confident of winning against Forest next weekend, but they will have to pay special attention to Lansbury.

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