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Nottingham Forest star named in Football League TOTW after stunning display

By Harvey Byrne

Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury has been named in this week’s EFL team of the week after scoring a hat-trick against Barnsley.

The 26-year-old was in fine form for Philippe Montanier’s side, as Forest overcame the Tykes with a resounding 5-2 scoreline.

Lansbury was named alongside the likes of Birmingham’s Ryan Shotton and Charlie Mulgrew from Blackburn after the side was posted on the EFL’s official Twitter account.

Lansbury made the switch to the City Ground from Premier League giants Arsenal in the summer of 2012.

He has established himself as a key part of the Forest team, playing in 149 fixtures with a return of 33 goals and 20 assists.

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He has even put on the captain’s armband seven times this season while usual choice Chris Cohen has been out of the side.

However, the Midlands outfit are in danger of losing Lansbury next summer, or possibly even in January, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2017.

Current owner Fawaz al Hasawi is looking to sell the club and is unlikely to offer the midfielder new terms.

Therefore, fans will be hoping for a quick takeover with contract expirations and transfer windows edging ever closer.

In other Nottingham Forest news, three things we learned from Forest’s match against Barnsley.