Nottingham Forest have confirmed the on-off loan signing of Lee Peltier from Leeds United until the end of the season

Peltier’s signing was announced on Monday but Al Hasawi later said that the deal hadn’t been completed, in the aftermath of Neil Warnock turning down the manager’s job.

Peltier’s agent, Barry Whelan, said: “We have been in conversations for the last three weeks with Nottingham Forest over a long-term move for Lee, but there has also been interest shown in him from two other big clubs and that complicated things.”

“Lee has always wanted to go to Forest, but there were complications at the Leeds end which held things up. The issue has now been resolved and Lee is looking forward to going to Nottingham Forest and helping them in their bid to make the play-offs.”

The 27-year-old, who has made 27 appearances this season, was signed by Warnock in the summer of 2012 and was made club captain last term.

The Liverpool-born defender can play anywhere across the back four but more commonly plays as a right-back or centre-back.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott said on Monday: “We had an offer for Lee to go to Forest on loan. He felt he wanted to go because he isn’t in the team at this moment in time, and we’ve agreed to let him go.”

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