Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury comments on Oliver Burke's progression

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The Scottish youth international has been in good form recently.

Nottingham Forest are currently on a great run of form. The club are playing extremely well under the management of Dougie Freedman and are unbeaten in the Championship since November and that form has seen them rise up the table and put themselves in shooting distance of the play-off spots.

They have even maintained that form in the absence of captain Henri Lansbury, the arrival of Gary Gardner no doubt helping.

Another key has been the emergence of Scotland youth international Oliver Burke.

The electric winger has become a vital part of the first-team squad in recent weeks and has netted goals against Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers.

Speaking to The News Hub this week Lansbury has discussed the form of Burke - and was glowing in his praise:

“Oliver is a fantastic player. I would have had him in and around the team a long time before now. It's the only way young players like him realise what it means to play men's football.

"Oliver will play in the Premier League if he keeps up the hard work and continues to play well.”

Burke has been keeping on-loan Lille winger Ryan Mendes out of the first-team picture in recent weeks and that form is no doubt being noticed by plenty of admiring eyes.

Forest will hope that the 18-year-old can help them back to the Premier League in the coming years and Lansbury is clearly a fan of his talents - as he makes it clear with his Premier League comments.

Burke will play in the top-flight one day, hopefully with Lansbury and Forest.

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