Nottingham Forest have added eight new players to their ranks this summer and more are expected to arrive before Thursday’s deadline.
One man who would be welcomed back is Jack Colback.
The midfielder spent the last season and a half on loan at the City Ground and adhered himself to the club’s supporters.
Forest may be about to be handed a lifeline when it comes to re-adding Colback to the squad.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce admits that he has some tough decisions to make this week when it comes to picking his 25-man squad.
The defensive midfielder is one player who may well miss the cut, according to Chronicle Live.
The boss said: “I’ve got to disappoint some players which is the awful side of the job. All of them to a tee have really had a go, but I can only pick 22.”
Colback faces a fight alongside Henri Saivet, Achraf Lazaar and Jamie Sterry to earn a place in the squad for the season. If he doesn’t make it, a move away from St James’ will almost certainly be on the cards.
Despite a host of activity already this summer, Forest should definitely pounce if Colback becomes available.
The 29-year-old wouldn’t come cheap. It has been well reported that he earns £35,000-a-week at St James’ Park (Spotrac). His arrival would flex Forest’s ambition, however.
A large number of the players added this summer are unknown quantities in the Championship but Colback represents the tried and tested.
Having come second in the club’s Player of the Season poll last season, it is fair to say he’d be welcomed back to the club.
An anxious few days await for Colback as he awaits Bruce’s verdict. If it isn’t good news, however, he’ll certainly be welcomed on Trentside.