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Ben aims high

5 August 2016

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn wants to add more goals and assists to his game after signing a new four-year contract at The City Ground.

The 22-year-old today agreed a deal to stay on Trentside until 2020 and he says he hopes to make further improvements to his game this season under the leadership of head coach Philippe Montanier.

Speaking to Forest Player HD he said: "I want to add a few more goals and assists to my name this season. That's where I was disappointed with myself last season.

"Things have been different under the head coach. We do a lot more technical work and he wants our football to be spot on. He has an attacking philosophy, takes on board everyone's point of view and we enjoy working for him."

"All the lads have been impressed by him. Everyone is working hard for him and he's made some good signings. We've had longer days in pre-season but we've got a lot out of them. We feel like we've improved as the weeks have gone on." 

The Reds get their Sky Bet Championship campaign underway against Burton Albion at The City Ground tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) and Osborn says he is counting down the hours until the game gets going.

He said: "I'm buzzing for a bit of competitive football again, both as a player and as a fan. I can't wait for it to get going now. It's a bit of a local derby tomorrow so it's great game to start with. We're all looking forward to it now.

"We've got a bigger squad this season and that should benefit us. It'll be a tough league this year but we're confident. We believe we can beat anyone on our day. Our home form has to better though if we are going to make the top six.

"We owe it to the supporters to improve our home form. We also need to be more entertaining at home as well." 

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