Good move for Gary Gardner?
Gardner is a very good midfielder and has a promising career ahead. The 23-year-old has struggled with injury this season and has not made a single appearance in the Premier League for Villa.
The former England Under-21 international will be keen on getting playing time once he recovers fully, but will he get that at Villa?
The Villans are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, and one suspects that manager Remi Garde may not be inclined to hand Gardner too many chances.
The Englishman had a good spell on loan at Forest last season, scoring four goals and creating 10 chances in 18 Championship appearances.
Forest are pushing for a top-six finish in the Championship this season, and moving to the City Ground on a temporary deal next month would be good for Gardner.