Ben Osborn delivers verdict on Nottingham Forest relegation
By Danny Wright
Ben Osborn has asserted his belief that Nottingham Forest will avoid relegation this season.
Forest sent shockwaves through the Championship with an unexpected 3-0 win over second-placed Brighton on Saturday in what was their first win in four games.
The three points saw Gary Brazil’s side move on to 40 points and six points clear of Bristol City who sit just inside the relegation zone.
Osborn scored a crucial second goal against the Seagulls before Zach Clough rounded off his brace with a penalty deep into stoppage time.
The 22-year-old also gave a raving review about Brazil’s leadership of the club since he was placed in interim charge following the sacking of Philippe Montanier in January.
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“Am I confident that we will stay up? Yes, definitely. I have always felt confident about that,” said Osborn, as quoted by the Nottingham Post.
“Particularly since Gary (Brazil) and Jack (Lester) have taken over, a result like this has been coming. We were desperately unlucky at Fulham and again against Sheffield Wednesday at home.”
Osborn has made 38 appearances for Forest this season in all competitions and has scored four goals from the midfield.
Since breaking into the Reds first team in 2014, the academy product has made a total of 124 appearances for the East Midlands club.
The versatile midfielder will now be hoping Forest can continue to push away from the drop zone when they welcome Brentford to the City Ground on Tuesday night.
They then face a trip to East Midlands rivals Burton Albion on Saturday as the Brewers are one of three teams between the Reds and the bottom three.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Brazil has delivered his thoughts on the appointment of Frank McParland.