Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Gary Gardner speculation

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner played on loan for Championship outfit Nottingham Forest during the second half of last season.

Nottingham Forest fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation that Gary Gardner could return to the club.

A report in The Sun at the weekend claimed that Aston Villa are willing to let the midfielder leave for the Reds this summer.

The British tabloid did not state any further details of a potential deal between the two clubs, though.

Gardner is currently out with an ankle ligament injury and will find it tough to break into the Villa starting line-up when he eventually recovers.

The 23-year-old has not played much for the Villa first team, despite being on the books of the Premier League outfit since 2005.

With the Villans having signed a number of players, it is unlikely that manager Tim Sherwood will be too patient with the former England Under-21 international.

Gardner did well during his loan spell at Championship outfit Forest last season, and it would make sense if he returned to the City Ground on loan.

The Englishman scored four goals and created 10 chances in 18 Championship appearances for the Reds.

The midfielder had a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 29%, and won 51 headers, six dribbles and 48 tackles.

Following the report, Forest fans took to Twitter to have their say on a potential deal for Gardner.

Below are some of the best comments:

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