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Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier confirms talks have begun to extend Henri Lansbury's contract

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury celebrates

The Frenchman is hoping to keep the midfielder at the club beyond the summer.

Nottingham Forest fans have been dealt a blow this afternoon, as manager Philippe Montanier confirmed that their star midfielder Henri Lansbury is out of action for several weeks with a hamstring injury.

The central-midfielder has been pivotal to any success that Forest have had this season and his injury is sure to be keenly felt in the Forest first-team.

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury celebratesNottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury celebrates

Montanier told his press conference today the bad news, but insisted fit-again David Vaughan could step in and do a job for the side in the meanwhile:

 

 

He also went on to discuss the big talking point regarding Lansbury – his future at the club.

The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and after his impressive form this season there is little doubt that teams will be interested in bringing him in on a free transfer in the summer.

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury celebrates after the gameNottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury celebrates after the game

Montanier revealed that he had been in contact with Lansbury’s agent about extending his deal:

 

Forest fans will be hoping that something can be agreed with their marquee midfielder as his exit would significantly weaken the Forest side. Losing him for absolutely nothing would be rubbing salt in the wounds.

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