As the conclusion of the summer window nears, United is keen to get several youth players out on loan for first-team experience. James Garner has returned to Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan, the championship outfit has confirmed.
Garner, who is admired by senior coaches at United, played a key role in Forest’s 17th place finish last season despite having a tough loan spell at Watford under the now-sacked Vladimir Ivic.
The Birkenhead-born footballer joined Forest in January this year and enjoyed a successful spell netting 4 times in his 20 league games under Chris Hughton. The 20-year old is delighted to return and will benefit from regular first-team football in a competitive environment.
Before departing for Nottingham, Garner signed a new 3-year-deal at United with the option of a further year. Garner, who has captained United at academy-level, said “I’m made up, Manchester United has been a massive part of my life for over 10 years now. My ambitions are obviously to become a first-team player here. I know exactly what it takes, I’m ready to go and showcase my ability to everyone and keep on striving for all my goals.”
“I’m made up to be back. It’s been quite a long process but I’m looking forward to playing in front of Forest fans for the first time.” James Garner said upon returning to Nottingham Forest today.
A delighted Chris Hughton said “We’ve had the benefit of working with James for a long period last season and know exactly what qualities he brings to the side. He has trained with the squad this morning and is available for Tuesday’s match against Wolves at The City Ground”.