James Garner joins Nottingham Forest on season-long loan

James Garner will spend the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder has agreed a season-long loan move to the Championship outfit after signing a new contract at Manchester United, which lasts until June 2024 with the option of a further year.

This move marks a return to the City Ground for Garner, who spent the second half of last season at Forest, scoring four goals in 20 league games.

Ultimately, it’s about ensuring Garner gets the game time he needs to become a better player. He will return to United next summer and hope to make an impression on the pre-season tour.

Forest manager Chris Hughton clearly liked what he saw in Garner. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have made efforts to resign him on loan as the Midlands club attempts to improve on last season.

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Garner is bound to benefit from regular first-team football and he’s already made seven appearances for United’s first-team.

After signing his new contract, Garner told club media (via ManUtd.com):

“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.

“Signing this new contract shows the faith that the club has in me, it gives me extra motivation and means so much for me and my family.

“I want to be a big player for this club one day, that is my ultimate aim and I’ll be working every day to make that happen.”

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