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No mercy

15 January 2016

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn and his team-mates have no intention of sympathising with Bolton in Saturday’s match at The City Ground.

Wanderers have been struggling on and off the field of late but they will be determined to boost their survival prospects with a positive result at The City Ground.

And Osborn told Forest Player HD that he and his team-mates intend to take no prisoners in their latest Sky Bet Championship match.

The 21-year-old said: “We can’t feel sorry for them at all. We’ve just got to go and play our game and try and take it to them. If we start well and stick to our gameplan there’s no reason why we can’t go on to win comfortably.

“I think after a period where the games have come thick and fast a win on Saturday would round it off quite nicely, taking us to 11 games unbeaten. 

“It’s a big game in all respects.”

Manager Dougie Freedman has a selection dilemma on his hands after being left without his first-choice central pairing of Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan.

Osborn has previously acquitted himself well in a central position, while Gary Gardner and Chris Cohen will also be looking to challenge Robert Tesche for a slot.

And, while Osborn would welcome a move back into the middle, he doesn’t mind where he plays as long as he’s in the 11.

The midfielder said: “I’d be more than happy to play in there – I really enjoyed it last season.

“But to be honest I’m happy to play anywhere, especially on the left. I think I’ve been fairly consistent out there and I get licence to drift infield anyway.

“As long as I’m on the teamsheet I’m not really bothered.”

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