The Scotland international is in great form at the Madejski Stadium.
Nottingham Forest are currently experiencing an exceptional run of form, which makes them the dark horses for a late surge at the play-offs. Since Dougie Freedman took over from Stuart Pearce they have won six of their eight games played, only coming unstuck with a 4-4 draw at Blackpool and a 2-1 defeat at equally in form Charlton Athletic.
But it is not just Forest players still at the City Ground who are currently on a hot streak, one loaned out player is also in great form.
Scottish attacker Jamie Mackie is currently on loan at Championship rivals Reading and he recently bagged a winning brace against Brighton and Hove Albion. That performance followed awards for goal of the month and player of the month for February.
Now he has given the biggest hint yet that he would love to stay at Reading beyond his current loan deal. Speaking to the Berkshire club's official site he stated:
“It’s been amazing! I’m loving it here. I can’t speak highly enough of the football club, loving working under the manager, really enjoying it, learning loads under him and the coaching staff.
“I wish there was a game every day, I’m loving it."
Mackie, who joined Forest from QPR in 2013, is currently on a season long loan deal agreed in August, after Stuart Pearce decided he was not in his plans for the upcoming season.
Now he is loving his football at Reading and has helped The Royals to an FA Cup quarter-final, where they face Bradford in a replay on Monday night.
It seems he would like to make Berkshire his permanent home but Freedman has had some luck recently with former outcasts, defender Danny Collins the best example, so he may want to give Mackie another chance.
However, Mackie may indeed force his way back to Reading permanently for next season.