‘My player of the season’: Forest fans praise James Garner after loan spell

While Manchester United‘s James Garner only spent a few months on loan at Nottingham Forest, he clearly made a huge impression on their fans. 

Garner joined the Championship side in January 2021 and helped them avoid relegation, scoring four goals in 20 appearances.

The 20-year-old marked his final appearance of the loan spell with a sensational long-range strike in Forest’s 2-1 defeat to Preston.

“James knows what we think of him. And Manchester United know what we think of him,” Forest manager Chris Hughton said after the game. “That’s probably all I can say because he is a Manchester United player.

“James and Manchester United will have the say on what happens to him next season. All I can say is we’ve been absolutely delighted with him. He’s come in and made an impact. Four goals from a midfield player in less than half a season is a wonderful return.”

Garner is now set to return to Old Trafford but has already been linked with loan moves to Brighton, Norwich and Rangers ahead of 2021-22.

We’ve rounded up a number of tweets from Forest fans that were impressed by the midfielder.

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