Ben Osborn: Where I'd like to improve my game

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn has singled out an area of his game he wants to improve.

Nottingham Forest youngster Ben Osborn explained to Forest Player that he’s looking to add more goals to his game.

Osborn was superb last season and Dougie Freedman and former manager Stuart Pearce, as his importance to the Forest first team significantly increased.

The 20-year-old produced three goals and four assists last season from 37 appearances in the Championship and it’s encouraging he wants to weigh in more from an attacking point of view.

“It really helped my confidence in front of goal, but it’s something that I’d still like to add to – Once you get one, you do feel like you can go on and score in every game you play – I feel like I’ve progressed much more than I would this season,” said Osborn.

Osborn is superb in terms of how he controls the ball and sets the tempo of Forest’s attacking play.

He also has a very good positional awareness, which allows him to get into pockets of space where he can pick up possession before looking for a pass or trying to find a way to create a chance.

Freedman will be looking at all of his players throughout the summer and suggesting ways that they can all improve.

If the Scot decides he wants to set targets then the first goal for Osborn next year could be five goals and five assists as quickly as possible.

If he can push on and nudge up towards double figures in either area then that will be a superb achievement and Forest should be in a very good position as a result.

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