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Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury admits club is a more positive place without Dougie Freedman

Paul Williams has brought a positive aspect to the club since taking over from Freedman.

Nottingham Forest are looking forward to welcoming back Henri Lansbury to the first-team fold in the not so distant future.

Lansbury has not featured since the start of January after suffering ankle ligament damage against QPR in a 1-0 win at the City Ground.

But he is on the mend and has been training this week.

Of course he returns to first-team training with a new manager at the helm.

Paul Williams is currently in charge at Forest on a caretaker basis after Dougie Freedman found himself relieved of his duties.

Lansbury has now been speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport about the difference at the club under Williams – and suggests that the Forest training ground has become slightly more upbeat:

“Yeah definitely (there’s been) an uplift. He’s positive, he brings a great vibe around the place.

“He makes the boys work very hard but he is up for a laugh. I think that is what you have to get, the mixture of both.

“Him and Reidy have been fantastic since they’ve come in and I think you see that in the performances. The boys are on their toes they want to get the ball back, they want to press, so taking that into the last few games we’ve got a great chance of ending on a high.”

Freedman’s negative football was often criticised during his time at Forest and it seems that the fresh approach of Williams has a few more smiles on faces at the club.

He has however not yet won a game in charge, with an impressive draw with Hull City followed up by a defeat against local rivals Derby County.

Hopefully against his former club Brentford this weekend Forest can earn Williams his first win.

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