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Osbourne eyes back-to-back wins

Friday 12 January 2018
FGR Media

Isaiah Osbourne

Midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is confident that Forest Green Rovers can beat the drop in League Two after they lifted themselves out of the bottom two last weekend.

The 1-0 victory over Port Vale proved a vital result in the club’s bid to maintain their league status following last season’s promotion as new signing Reuben Reid netted the winner.

And Osbourne admits the feeling around the camp has taken a shot in the arm as well but knows they must follow it up when they travel to Swindon Town tomorrow.

"I don't really know too much about the derby but we need to go there and win. Where we are positioned in the table, we need to go there and get a win,” he said.

"There is still a long way to go, we're still in January. I'm pretty positive that we won't get relegated.”

The six new recruits have also given the squad a fresh look and Osbourne, who was a late recruit himself, says they have slotted in well already, with three making their full league debuts at The New Lawn last Saturday.

“With the new signings, they look solid. We kept a clean sheet on Saturday and a striker scored, it’s all positive,” he explained.

"They've gelled into the team quite quickly as well. It's a welcoming group so it is easy to get in. I've been to other places where it’s hard to get in with other players.”

Osbourne returned to the side against Carlisle, two days before Christmas, having had a month on the sidelines injured.

The 30-year-old was rested in mid-week for the Checkatrade game with Yeovil Town but says he is fit and the addition of having skipper Lee Collins as a midfield partner has helped the team.

"I'm very good. Obviously, I was out for the four weeks but since I have been back I feel we have been doing well,” he added.

"I've partnered up with Collo (Lee Collins) and we've looked a good force in there. I think he is very comfortable in there, it's almost like he has played in there before.

“He’s the captain so he speaks a lot and gets you through the games and I get him through the games.

“It’s useful to have that experience and he’s still got that drive and runs with the ball.”


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v Luton (A)

Luton Town

28/04/2018 3:00 pm

League Two

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24/04/2018 7:45 pm

League Two

Match Report
Pos Club P GD PT
18 Port Vale 44 -12 47
19 Yeovil 44 -15 47
20 Forest Green 44 -18 47
21 Morecambe 44 -14 45
22 Grimsby 44 -28 45
Last updated: Tue 24 Apr 2018 21:48 pm