Jack Colback has agreed to a season-long loan back at Nottingham Forest so the Newcastle lad will see out the last year of his five year contract at Forest.
There is an option to buy the player, but he will be a free agent next June, so the only reason we would see Forest paying out money is if they think Jack will be in demand next summer.
Rafa still needs to get a number of the fringe players at Newcastle either sold or out on loan so Newcastle can reduce their wage bill which is too high at the moment.
Jack joined us from Sunderland as a free agent back in 2014, and it looks like he will become a free agent again.
Jack Colback – season loan to Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest are targeting promotion from the Championship, and Jack is looking forward to that challenge.
This is what Colback has said:
“I’m delighted to be back.” “To get promotion is one of the reasons I came back.”
“Also the support of the manager during the off-season. He expressed his feelings about wanting to get me back.”
“Obviously when I was here first time around, 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.”
“I think the level of the signings that he’s made highlights the ambition.”
“I think there’s a real buzz around the club at the moment and I’m just looking forward to getting into it.”
Colback played 102 games for Newcastle with 5 goals and 10 assists.
But he blotted his copybook last summer when he was sent to train with the U23 squad and refused Rafa’s request to join the first team squad one day when Rafa was short of payers.
That was a mistake by the Killingworth lad.
But we wish Jack the very best for his future career, and it would be great if Forest can get promoted this season.
After all, Nottingham Forest won the European Cup twice in succession back in 1979 and 1980 with Brian Clough as the manager assisted by Peter Taylor.