Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.
The 28-year-old, who helped the Magpies win promotion to the Premier League in 2016/2017, returns to the City Ground following a loan spell last term in which he made 16 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship side.
He told Forest’s website: “I’m delighted, obviously. It took a bit of time getting it finalised but I’m very pleased to be back.
“To get promotion is one of the reasons I came back. Also the support of the manager (Aitor Karanka) during off-season. He expressed his feelings about wanting to get me back.
“Obviously when I was here first time round, I enjoyed my time here. A great set of lads and the manager has shown a real ambition to get this club in the Premier League and that is something I want to be part of.”
Colback, who came through the youth ranks at Sunderland, signed for Newcastle in June 2014 and played 102 times, scoring five goals.