Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback returns to Nottingham Forest on loan

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

The 28-year-old, who helped the Magpies win promotion to the Premier League in 2016/2017, returns to the City Ground following a loan spell last term in which he made 16 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship side.

He told Forest’s website: “I’m delighted, obviously. It took a bit of time getting it finalised but I’m very pleased to be back.

“To get promotion is one of the reasons I came back. Also the support of the manager (Aitor Karanka) during off-season. He expressed his feelings about wanting to get me back.

“Obviously when I was here first time round, I enjoyed my time here. A great set of lads and the manager has shown a real ambition to get this club in the Premier League and that is something I want to be part of.”

Colback, who came through the youth ranks at Sunderland, signed for Newcastle in June 2014 and played 102 times, scoring five goals.

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