Gabe Osho | "The most difficult time of my career"

Gabe Osho revealed his time on the sidelines this season has been the toughest of his career to date after the defender returned to play an hour in a development squad friendly on Tuesday.


It was the 25-year-old's first appearance since helping the Hatters win promotion at Wembley having picked up a knee injury over the summer.

“It’s been hard, really hard – having been part of last season and getting this club into the Premier League and then having to watch the first nine games helpless it has been tough,” Osho told

“It’s probably been the most difficult time of my career to be honest. Rehab was really slow and I had to wait and be patient.

“The first game back was weird as I felt nervous – I mean the night before I was looking up the names of Notts County’s reserve team players! However, it was good to be back out there, ease those nerves and now I can build on this to get back in the team and make a difference.”

On the injury itself, Osho added: “Credit to everyone who has helped me, the staff were amazing to get on top of everything. Of course, it would have been ideal for me had we beaten Exeter to have another game to get back into the rhythm but I’m looking forward to get up to full speed as quickly as possible.”

After being named on the bench at Nottingham Forest last weekend Osho had a front row seat of the Town’s fine comeback at the City Ground.

And now the centre-half is hoping to be involved once more this weekend at Aston Villa as he eyes his Premier League bow.

He said: “It was great, when you’re on the bench the game seems to go so fast when you’re not involved. However, the boys were brilliant. Saturday was a great experience, especially to see them claw it back and now I want to be a part of it from the pitch now.

“The Premier League definitely seems faster when you’re watching games in the flesh, especially the movement of players – so it’s something I’m looking forward to being a part of now.

“We are where we want to be and I think if anyone said you would be 17th after nine games, we take that so now we are all looking to build on that.”

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