Forest midfielder Yates set for Scunthorpe loan

Brendan Moloney of Northampton Town plays the ball past Ryan Yates of Shrewsbury Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Shrewsbry Town at Sixfields on April...

HITC Sport understands Nottingham Forest midfielder set for another loan move.

Brendan Moloney of Northampton Town plays the ball past Ryan Yates of Shrewsbury Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Shrewsbry Town at Sixfields on April...

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates is set to join Scunthorpe on loan, HITC Sport understands.

Yates has spent the first half of this season on loan at city neighbours Notts County and the all-action midfielder has impressed at Meadow Lane.

The 20-year-old started 29 games in all competitions for Notts County, scoring six goals in the process, and his performances brought him to the attention of other clubs.

The midfielder was due to spend the season at Meadow Lane, but Forest recalled him from his loan spell earlier this week amid interest from other clubs.

Scuntorpe United manager Graham Alexander looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Scunthorpe United at Sixfields on January 14, 2017 in Northampton,...

Scunthorpe have moved quickly to secure a deal for Yates and he will spend the rest of the season on loan at Glanford Park.

Iron boss Graham Alexander is keen to add to his squad during this month's transfer window as he looks to maintain their push for promotion, and he sees Yates as a key addition to his plans.

Before going out on loan again, Yates is to sign a new two-year deal at Forest to secure his long-term future

Yates, who has come through the ranks at Forest, was due to be out of contract this summer, but the club have moved to agree fresh terms with the midfielder.

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