Nottingham Forest won the battle to bring James Garner back to the City Ground.
The midfielder was on loan for the season from Manchester United, while Forest reflected the interest of rivals from main rivals Derby County and Stoke City, where they were defeated 1-0 yesterday.
Forest has shown patience in his attempts to disembark the 20-year-old boy this summer. Garner scored four goals in 19 starts and one substitution while on loan in the second half of last season at Forest.
And that persistence paid off: United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Garner the green light to return to Nottingham after the player negotiated a new deal at Old Trafford. Garner’s new contract is expected to tie him to the Premier League club for three seasons, with the option of another year.