Dougie Freedman comments on importance of Lansbury at Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has piled the praise onto midfielder Henri Lansbury.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has described midfielder Henri Lansbury as fantastic and a credit to the club, as he spoke to Forest Player.

There has been speculation that he could have left the club this summer, with Sky Sports reporting a bid from Burnley, but he appears to have done a U-turn, committing himself to the football club for the rest of the campaign.

“You were desperate to ask me that question – Henri’s been fantastic, he’s a credit to this football club, to help us achieve points and I truly believe he’s an outstanding fella and an outstanding guy for what he’s doing,” he told Forest Player.

A big plus for Forest

Lansbury’s apparent decision to stay at Forest, as reported by Sky, is a massive positive for the manager and the football club.

It’s an indication to anyone else thinking of leaving the Forest project that Freedman is the right man in charge and the football club is the right place for any player to prosper and develop.

Lansbury now needs to shake off the fact that he nearly left and focus on producing consistent positive performances, which put smiles on faces and win over any critics he may currently have.

He will get chances under Freedman and is a very important player in terms of his leadership skills and because of how he interacts with youngsters, helping them to make the most of their own talents at the football club.

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