Shorey to stay..

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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  1. second that nffc, hes a class player.

  2. We have him for the baggies game !! great !!

  3. A good move which should make him available for the games against WBA, Reading & QPR, which I also suggest means Cohen playing at LB against Birmingham on Saturday.

    Perhaps Billy is reckoning on having him or someone else secured for the Derby game on 30th Jan?

    Anyway, good to see that we are entering the New Year positively and can I take this opportunity to thank nffc for this excellent site and blog which is by far the best Forest site there is.

    A very Happy New Year to everyone and may it bring us continued success, ambition and aspiration.

  4. Is there any rule that you can’t take Shorey on loan again. This is more like O’Neil making sure he doesn’t leave himself short for a champions league push. It doesn’t look like we are going to buy him or even Villa want to sell otherwise an offer would be made, wouldn’t it?

    We definitely need a quality left back though for the rest of the season. Surely that’s obvious given how well we’ve done with Shorey in the side. Cohen is not a left back and we shouldn’t be deploying one of our best midfielders in the wrong role. I can’t believe nothing is going to be done about it given our league position and chance of promotion.

  5. there is no money to spend , there will be no new signings . nigel is waiting to see if we get in and what we do in the play offs.personally i think he should spend now. the fans will start to turn on the manager and board after being dumped out of the fa cup no wins in january and no strength in depth to cover injuries

  6. No offense sudge puller but anyone who says they know somebody on the inside or whatever there source, has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

    A left back is obvious even to the people on the transfer committee and something that is necessary in order to stay in the playoffs. A team cannot be expected to be successful without a recognised left back. We don’t have a fit one so its got to be an imperative in order to push on. If we don’t and we are being continually exposed on the left hand side and lose games because of that then the fans won’t turn on Billy. They know the score now and it will be once again the board getting it in the neck, as they should.

    Sudge, I don’t know what Forest team you’ve seen this season but right now we have strength in depth across all positions EXCEPT left back. Which is why I can’t believe that nothing will be done over the next month.

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