Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett admits he wants to keep Nottingham Forest midfielder Robert Tesche next season

The German has been on loan at the club since the start of March.

Robert Tesche has had a difficult first-season at Nottingham Forest.

The German midfielder was a regular under Pearce but Freedman wanted to freshen things up at the club and he has not played since he became boss.

In the end the 27-year-old, who signed on a free transfer from Hamburg SV in the summer, was loaned out to Birmingham City at the start of March.

He has been fantastic since arriving at St Andrews and has helped the club finish above Forest in the Championship table. Today he scored his second goal for the club, as Birmingham City defeated Bolton Wanderers. Brum boss Gary Rowett has now commented on the player, insisting he would like to keep him for next season.

He is quoted as telling Sky Sports he wants to keep all his loanees, not just the Forest man:

"All the players we have brought in we have done so with an eye to seeing if something can happen next season.

"They have enjoyed being part of something that is very positive and being part of a winning team.

"Whether we get an opportunity to bring him to the club might be out of my hands. But we would like to do that. In Robert Tesche's case, he is a quality player."

Forest may consider Tesche again next season but the fact is he has his own fate in his hands. He only signed a one-year deal at Forest last summer so he could decide that Birmingham is the best place for him to continue his career in English football.

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