Date: 13th April 2016 at 5:31pm
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Midfielder Henri Lansbury has spoken of his delight at being much closer to 100% again following injury as he took in his third game of April in Monday’s match against Brighton.

Having been out since early January, he made his substitute return in the three nil loss to Brentford at the beginning of the month, but got 74 minutes under his belt in the defeat to Reading. Against Brighton, whilst he couldn’t celebrate a return to winning way as Forest went down unluckily two one on the night, he did get the full 90.

Speaking to the Official Forest Site following the narrow defeat, he certainly felt the team were unlucky not to have taken a point from the game, but equally given how balanced it was against Chris Hughton’s automatic promotion hopefuls, he knew with a touch of luck Forest could’ve nicked all three points themselves.

With a sense of injustice palpable, the former Arsenal youngster explained that everybody had been gutted in the dressing room because they had more than done enough to take the point and bring the losing streak to an end.

The fact he got the Man of the Match award at full time, didn’t placate him either.

‘It`s a gutting feeling – the way we played, I think we deserved much more than what we got. I had a chance, Dex had a chance – I think that`s the rub of the green we`re having at the minute. It won`t quite go in. The boys had the confidence to pop the ball round – I don`t think Brighton got near us for 15-20 minutes. We were on the front foot, we were in their face and we didn`t give them time. It helps when we play like that so we`ll take the positives out of tonight and go again on Saturday.’

With Lansbury seeing the more attacking midfield spot in the game, he went on to speak about how much he enjoys the freedom that gives him, and his aim between now and the end of the season is to make that count and hopefully chip in with a few goals and assists so Forest can stop talking about ending the season strongly, and actually do it with ongoing relegation worries hitting people.

‘I think you can see that`s where I enjoy playing the most. It`s nice to take the shackles off and have a run about instead of sitting in holding midfield. It lets me express myself and it gives me that free role – if I want to go deep to get the ball I can, if I want to stay up next to Dexter or Wardy I can. I just want to play in the team – wherever you put me I`ll give it my all.’

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