Nottingham Forest man Harry Arter has received praise from Notts County boss Ian Burchnall after his loan spell ended yesterday.
The 32-year-old is back at the City Ground after his temporary deal with the Magpies drew to a close this week.
Arter made nine appearances for Notts, helping the team claim six wins in their quest to secure a play-off place.
Surprisingly, the deal didn’t run until the end of the season. Now, Notts will embark on a play-off campaign without their experienced midfield lynchpin.
Burchnall has been impressed with the Forest owned midfielder and he’s sent him a message following his departure.
He told the club’s official website: “Harry’s arrival gave us a big lift during a tough run of results. I think everyone could see the calmness and professionalism he brought to us in his debut at Dagenham and he has certainly played a part in getting us into the position we find ourselves in.
“We are very grateful to Nottingham Forest for facilitating the move.”
Arter has done an exceptional job at Meadow Lane and he’d have welcomed the chance to play regular football once again.
Arter receives praise but Forest must try and move him on this summer
It’s unlikely to come as a surprise that Arter has produced the goods in the National League. After all, he’s a midfielder that has played in either the Premier League or the Championship throughout his career.
Now, the future seems unclear for Arter. It’s highly unlikely he will earn a reprieve at the City Ground, with Forest well-stocked in midfield.
Furthermore, the player earns around £38,000-a-week. As a result, it seems likely that Dane Murphy will want to get him off the wage bill this summer.
Arter has made just 14 appearances for the Reds, looking way off the pace in a large number of those games.
The midfielder is on borrowed time at the City Ground and his departure is likely to be high on Murphy’s list of summer priorities.