Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn says he felt like his ‘old self’ again in last night’s match at Birmingham.
The young midfielder has suffered a frustrating season so far due to illness and injury and he was left out of the squad at QPR on Saturday.
Osborn said: “I felt like my old self again for the first time this season, including pre-season. I’ve been in a battle to get my fitness back.
“I had a shoulder problem and then a bad case of food poisoning, from which I lost a lot of weight. I just couldn’t really seem to put it back on. I felt energy-less.
“But in the last week of training, and tonight, I felt back to normal.”
The Reds emerged victorious after a resolute defensive display and a Dexter Blackstock goal.
Osborn said: “We came out in the second half and wanted to get on top of them in the first 10-15 minutes, and we got the goal.
“After that we carried on pushing before sitting back and letting the ball go in front of us.
“They didn’t really look like scoring.”