Kenny Burns: Lansbury has potential to fire Nottingham Forest to his third straight promotion
I TAKE my hat off to Henri Lansbury because he is delivering with the goals.
Under Billy Davies, he has now scored four out of his last five games, including two at the weekend in the victory over Wolves.
And it just proves what a player the Reds have if he is used to his potential. For so long, he has not been fully involved but given a run in the team, he continues to impress.
He is always capable of having a shot and by doing that, he ended up with two crucial goals that paved the way for a victory that lifted the Reds into the play-off places.
Goals do perk players up and since he got on the scoresheet in the 6-1 win over Huddersfield, he hasn't looked back.
He has been there and done it before, twice winning promotion from the Championship into the Premier League while out on loan from Arsenal.
Now the Reds have paid a seven-figure sum for his services and are starting to get a return.
What I like is his enthusiasm and his ability to see a pass.
He can also get a shot away, but he can unlock the opposition with his range of passing.
His goals proved his worth and Forest fans will be hoping they keep on coming because it is fair to say the midfielder is coming into his own.
Lansbury is only 22 yet in the last two seasons, he has gone into the top flight with Norwich and then West Ham.
All he knows is winning promotion and wouldn't it be great if he could make it a hat-trick this May.
Given recent form – for both Forest and Lansbury – you wouldn't bet against it.