Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Jermaine Jenas has returned to the club from Tottenham Hotspur on a one-month loan deal.

There were rumours the 29-year-old was going to sign on a season-long loan in the summer but, after a deal with Sunderland fell through on deadline day, he failed to make an impact on new White Hart Lane boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Jenas could now be in line to make his second Forest debut against Derby County in Sunday’s televised game at the City Ground.

Nottingham-born Jenas signed for Sir Bobby Robson’s Newcastle United in February 2002 for £5 million after he captained the Reds’ first team during his debut season. He left St James’ Park for Spurs in 2005 in a £7 million deal and was part of England’s 2006 World Cup squad.

‘JJ’ joined Aston Villa on loan at the start of the 2011/12 season but an achilles injury restricted him to just three appearances.

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