The Reds have been able to extend the loan of the Villa fullback. But only ’til the end of January rather than the end of the season as we’d hoped. Still, this is good news as it’s patently obvious from looking at our squad we need a left-back, and Nicky Shorey has been absolute class since being introduced into the side.
He won’t be featuring in Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Birmingham City, and Martin O’Neill will be able to recall the player with 24 hours notice should he need to. So we won’t be waving goodbye to him just yet, which is fantastic news – I’m hoping that the interesting timing on the loan suggests that Forest may be hoping to do permanent business depending on how January goes, but maybe I’m reading too much into that!
I’m unclear on loan rules – so whether we can ‘extend’ the loan agreement at the end of January if Villa are willing, or whether we can enter into a new third loan before the deadline ends is totally unclear for me. So for now, I’m just grateful he’ll be on board to feature in our next few fixtures!
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