Ex-Forest loanee: I'll always follow the Reds; I loved every minute there

Crystal Palace defender Jack Hunt is looking forward to his return to Nottingham Forest with Rotherham United later tonight.

Rotherham United defender Jack Hunt has told the Millers' official site that he is looking forward to facing Nottingham Forest later this evening.

Hunt represented Forest earlier in the campaign, and the right-back clearly enjoyed his time at the City Ground.

Hunt says that he now follows the Reds' results closely and is pleased to be heading back to Forest to see some familiar faces.

“I had a brilliant time there and I loved every second of it so I’m looking forward to going back but hopefully the result will go our way,” he said.

"Obviously I had a great time under Stuart Pearce and I wish him all the best with whatever he does in the future.

“I’ll always follow them and I’ve got a lot of close friends there so I hope they can push on but just not tonight.”

Hunt is currently on loan at Rotherham from Crystal Palace and has an important role to play for Steve Evans' side.

The former Huddersfield Town man is one of the Millers' more experienced Championship players and will be important in their efforts to avoid the drop.

If he can impress against Forest, it may remind the club exactly what they are missing and, with his future likely to be up in the air this summer, it may prompt Forest to rekindle their interest in him.

Forest had been trying to sign Hunt in January, according to a report on Sky Sports, but negotiations with Palace fell through and he ended up returning to Selhurst Park.

The fact that he hasn't been able to break into the team under Alan Pardew suggests that his chances in the capital will be limited, and Hunt could well be available for transfer again at the end of the season.

If Forest do decide to go back in for the defender, it appears he would be keen on a switch and his comments should ensure that he gets a good reception from Reds supporters later this evening.

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