Former Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury scored a quality goal for Luton on Friday night as they beat Hull City 2-0.
The central midfielder fired an unstoppable effort into the Hull net to propel the Hatters into the play-off places.
Lansbury has endured a rough few years since leaving Forest and signing for Aston Villa in 2017.
He cost the Villans £2.5 million and after a strong start, he failed to really make his mark on the Villa team and become a regular.
Lansbury joined Luton prior to last season, linking up with Chris Cohen who is the club’s assistant manager once again.
His first season at Kenilworth Road was a pretty successful one and he made 37 appearances as Luton reached the play-offs.
It would appear that he’s enjoying his football once again and he’s made five appearances in Nathan Jones’ team this season.
Lansbury must have been wondering when he might find the net again. Prior to Friday, his last goal came during a 4-0 win for Villa over Ipswich in April 2018.
It was worth the wait though. His sensational strike displayed the level of technique that Forest fans know he has in the locker.
The challenge for Lansbury has always been doing it on a consistent basis and that will now be his aim.
Luton will have promotion ambitions and Jones will want the 31-year-old to weigh in with more goals.
Lansbury scored superb strike and he’s loving life
The experienced performer often divided opinion at the City Ground; although his talent was never in question.
He made 150 appearances for the Reds and his stay on Trentside is still the longest he’s spent at one club.
Lansbury was the captain for the vast majority of his time on Trentside and he was a fan favourite in the eyes of some.
He scored 33 goals and claimed 20 assists during his time at the City Ground and Forest fans were sad to see him leave.
A somewhat acrimonious departure tarnished his time in the Garibaldi but both parties have now moved on.
Lansbury’s goal from Friday will be fondly remembered by Luton fans and it will definitely be a goal of the season contender.