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Forest targeting Ward deal

Monday 7th January 2013 11:17

Alex McLeish: Keen on Ward extension

Alex McLeish: Keen on Ward extension

Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish has confirmed he wants to re-sign Norwich defender Elliott Ward.

Ward returned to Norwich on January 1 after a loan spell at the City Ground during which he started 11 matches.

McLeish wants to bolster his defensive options and is targeting Ward initially on a loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.

"We need to look at the defensive situation. We were looking at central defenders prior to the game and we certainly will now," McLeish told the Nottingham Evening Post.

"We are looking at Ward. That is a situation that is on-going. We are talking to Norwich about that one.

"We want to get him back, it is possible, but it depends on the kind of deal that can be done.

"We are probably looking at another loan, just so I can have a look at him, perhaps with a view to making it more permanent beyond that."

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