Jake Taylor’s agent has told Stoke Sentinel that Nottingham Forest have recalled the player from his loan at Scunthorpe.

The youngster has been on loan with the Iron since the summer transfer window but hasn’t really had much of an impact.

He has started just eight games but has registered just one assist during his time playing under Neil Cox.

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Now, it seems as though three clubs are interested in signing Taylor, with one of them thought to be Port Vale.


The midfielder scored seven goals in 25 appearances for Vale last season, with boss John Askey a big fan of the player.

Phil Sproson has heaped praise on the way Forest do things and also seemed to suggest the player will head back out of the City Ground.

He told the Stoke Sentinel: “He has been recalled, that is nothing against what happened at Scunthorpe.

“Forest put a recall option in the loan as they do for most of them.

“Forest do things right. With loan players, they have a loan manager who has seen Jake play three times at Scunthorpe. It’s not one of those clubs where they are sent on loan and it’s just ‘how did you play on Saturday?’

“I have made Vale totally aware of where things stand, but they are one of probably three clubs that have shown an interest in him.

“Jake is fond of Vale though after his happy memories last season.

“It’s early days though, he’s only just back at Forest so we will see what happens.”

Could Taylor make an impact at Forest?

Being honest, it seems unlikely.

His lack of goal contributions at the Iron won’t have helped his cause for a Forest opportunity.

Some wouldn’t be averse to him earning an opportunity, however.

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Forest are lacking a creative spark in the middle of the park and with Luke Freeman out injured there’s a shortage of a No.10 too.

Having not played a game any higher than League Two, however, it would be a risk for Chris Hughton to throw him in.

That said, he only penned a new deal with Forest in January 2020 and another loan looks more likely than a permanent transfer.

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