HITC Sport understands Nottingham Forest midfielder is set to rejoin city rivals Notts County.

Jorge Grant – Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant is set to rejoin Notts County on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Grant enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Notts County during the second half of last season, scoring six goals in 17 games for the Magpies as he helped them clear of relegation trouble in League Two.

Notts County were keen to turn Grant’s loan move into a permanent deal, but Forest were reluctant to sell him.

The 22-year-old’s future at Forest was in doubt this summer with his previous deal due to expire at the end of June, but the club tied down Grant to a new three-year deal last month.

Nottingham Forest’s Jorge Grant celebrates scoring against Tottenham

Grant, who joined Forest from the Nike Academy in 2013, has found first-team opportunities limited at the City Ground since making his debut in 2014.

The attacking midfielder had made only six Championship starts and 11 sub appearances since breaking into the first-team picture.

With competition for places fierce in the Forest midfield Reds boss Mark Warburton has decided to send Grant out on loan again next season so that he can regular first-team football under his belt.

Notts County chief Kevin Nolan has continued to keep tabs on Grant’s situation and when he was made available on loan by Forest Nolan was at the front of the queue to bring him back to Meadow Lane.

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