Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury said he was delighted to be back out on the City Ground turf in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Millwall.The influential playmaker has missed two months of the campaign with a fractured lower back but played 45 minutes in the loss against The Lions and after the game he admitted it was an enjoyable experience despite the result.
Lansbury said: “I’m feeling a bit tired but it was nice to be back out on the pitch. I’m not a good watcher of the game because I want to be out there and affecting it. It has been a frustrating time for me and I think all that anger came out in the game.
“I wasn’t fit enough to start but it was great that I could get 45 minutes into my legs. I’m back a bit earlier than I expected to be but that’s really pleasing. The medical team have been fantastic and I’ve managed to get through the game with no niggles.”
Two strikes from Scott Malone and Lee Martin condemned The Reds to defeat yesterday but Lansbury says despite the disappointing first-half performance they are still taking positives into Tuesday’s game with Sheffield Wednesday.
He said: “We chatted at half-time because we knew we hadn’t started the game very well. Second half was much better because we took the game to them. We created a number of chances but it was just a shame we couldn’t take them and get at least a point.
“We’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again on Tuesday night. There are a number of lads coming back from injury and we know that when they do we’ll be a much better side.”