Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn is relieved to have scored his first senior goal and hopes there will be many more to come.The 20-year-old added his name to the scoresheet for the very first time in Saturday’s East Midlands derby, firing the ball past Lee Grant to score a 92nd-minute winner.
And now he’s broken his duck he’s looking forward to adding to his tally, citing his new role in the team as a possible path for him to find the net more often.
Osborn told Forest Player: “I’ve been a bit disappointed with my goalscoring return since I broke into the first team but I haven’t really had that many chances. I played on the left on Saturday and got license to go forward a little bit more.
“It’s a bit of a weight off my shoulders and hopefully I can push on and get a few more before the end of the season.
“On the pitch I feel a lot more composed and confident than before.”
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The midfielder will join the rest of the squad in travelling to Fulham for tomorrow night’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Craven Cottage.
And Osborn believes the team must show the same level of discipline that they did against Derby in order to achieve success in the capital.
He said: “In recent games we’ve been under a lot of pressure and we’ve been going for the win maybe a bit too much, being out of position.
“We just kept it tight at Derby, and then as the game opened up that’s when we started being more attacking.
“If we keep it tight again and be a bit more disciplined in our positions then we can have more chance of getting a result.”