Ben Osborn Named Janaury Football League Young Player Of The Month

ben osborneNottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn has been named the Football League Young Player of the Month for January.

The 21-year-old midfielder played a vital part in Nottingham Forest’s unbeaten January run, where they won two and drew three Championship matches extending their unbeaten run to 13 matches.

Osborne picked up his first goal of the season a 1-1 draw against Charlton in Forest’s first match of 2016 before claiming an assist against then leaders Middlesbrough in a 1-0 away at the Riverside.

The Forest youngster came through the youth ranks at the City Ground, having joined the club as a nine-year-old and he has gone to make over 60 appearances since his debut in March 2014 including 23 outings this term.

Surprised award-winner Osborn said:” It was a bit of a shock. I have seen some of the players who have won it previously. It’s great to be recognised. I have never won anything like this before.

“I have been consistent and have added a couple of assists and a goal to go with that. I have been working hard and hopefully I can add a few goals for the team.”

benosborn v charltonForest boss Dougie Freeman also leaped praise on the youngster:” “Ben’s contribution has been fantastic, not just on the field but with the way he represents the club.

“His main assets are his energy and a wonderful left foot. He is really coming on. He is a good young player, who works hard every day and he has a real big future.”

Nottingham Forest are still under a transfer-embargo until the rest of the season meaning the club will be increasingly likely to look at home-grown academy talent to boost first-team affairs.

Below is footage of Osborn’s goal against Charlton at the Valley.

Footage courtesy of Nottingham Forest Official Youtube Channel


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