Former Nottingham Forest loan signing Sam Byram won’t be returning to the City Ground for the 2019/20 campaign.

The right-back has penned a four-year contract with Premier League new boys Norwich City, signing for £750,000, according to their official website.

Byram spent last season on loan at the City Ground, playing eight times for the Reds.

He missed seven months of the campaign with a serious knee injury but did return towards the end of the season.

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Forest have just Tendayi Darikwa as their senior right-back and some competition is required.

Despite his injury problems, Byram would have proved extremely cheap at the £750,000 that Norwich have paid for his services.

During his eight games for the club he showed promise but the caveat to that is his fitness concerns.

Following news of his Norwich signing, Forest fans have taken to Twitter and the reactions are largely ones of upset.

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The vast majority of the supporters would have loved him back on Trentside, although many can see why the Reds have missed out on his signing.

Forest do need some cover at right-back. Darikwa is reliable but if the Reds are serious about promotion, two players for each position is a must.

Here is a selection of tweets from Forest fans, following news of Byram’s new club:

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