By Danny Wright

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Jorge Grant has exited the club to re-join city rivals Notts County.

The Reds announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that the 22-year-old had agreed to a season-long loan switch across the River Trent to Meadow Lane.

Grant spent the second half of last season on a temporary deal with the Magpies, and played so well for the League Two club that it has seen them pursue him once again.

The creative spark scored six goals and supplied three assists in 17 appearances for Notts last term, after featuring just six times for Forest in the Championship.

He signed a new three-year contract with the Reds in June, which shows that despite his temporary ventures away from the City Ground, Mark Warburton still has plans for the midfield dynamo.

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Grant is a product of the Nottingham Forest youth academy but has only ever made 20 appearances in the senior squad ever since he burst on to the scene in the East Midlands.

Football Insider Verdict

Grant doesn’t appear to have an immediate future with the Forest first-team, but his new contract seems to give off mixed signals. At the age of 22, a player shouldn’t be getting loaned out two leagues lower to earn experience, he should at least be staying in the same league. That suggests that he has no future in Warbruton’s plans, but the new contract muddles things up. It’s a very strange set of circumstances at the City Ground, but Warburton is a manager that has to be trusted when dealing with younger players. Forest have a very capable midfield and there was no way Grant was going to upset the apple cart next season. The Reds should really just look to sell him.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Warburton is planning another raid of Rangers with this 26-year-old in his sights.

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