Can Forest Skipper Deliver Against Suitors Burnley?

By Forest
Last updated : 20 October 2015

Reports swirled around the media through pre-season and beyond about interest from Burnley in the midfielder, Dougie Freedman telling BBC Radio Nottingham in mid-August that he would only entertain a £4m deal if a player came from Turf Moor in part-exchange.

The Clarets come to the City Ground on Tuesday night having slowly clicked into gear in their first season back in the Championship after relegation from the top-flight and Forest will need Lansbury and all of his colleagues to be at the top of their games if they are to halt both their opponents and their own poor home form.

The 25-year-old midfielder is set to make his 99th league start for the Reds and has an impressive 23 goals to his name since arriving at the club in the summer of 2012.

His only strike this season, however, was the winning penalty at Queens Park Rangers.

A technically superb volley at Bristol City on Friday night almost brough Forest back into the game at Ashton Gate and showcased Lansbury's quality but one of those in the back of the net will be very welcome on Tuesday.

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