Jamie Paterson at Huddersfield Town
Jamie Paterson has hinted that he could still be a Forest player next season, taking to social networking site Twitter to post an image of the player returning to Forest's training ground at Wilford Lane, with the quote "it's bin a while" [sic].
The future of the former Walsall player is very much up in the air, with Huddersfield open admirers of the 24 year old, having taken him on loan for most last season.
Huddersfield Town's Emyr Huws has returned to his parent club, but Paterson is still wanted by the Terriers
The Huddersfield Examiner reported last month that Paterson was wanted permanently, unlike fellow loanees Emyr Huws and Jed Steer who returned to their parent clubs.
Huddersfield's manager Jermey Hoyle told the Examiner that the club were hoping to strike a deal with Forest for Paterson, but admitted the takeover saga at the City Ground meant doing business with the club is currently out of the question.
Forest are currently undergoing a takeover
"We would like to sign him [Paterson].
“However at this stage, Forest are going through a sale process, so are in no man’s land regarding transfers.
“We are trying to talk to them, but any new manager might want Jamie and we are not in a transfer window in any case.
“It’s a little bit up in the air, but we do want him, and we will keep trying.”
But it appears Jamie Paterson could well return to Forest next season, with player returning to training with the Reds ahead of the new season.
Paterson, who is under contract until 2018 at per the Examiner, made 34 appearances for Huddersfield last season, scoring 6 goals.
He arrived at the City Ground from feeder club Walsall in 2013, for a fee thought to be in the region of £1 million.