Jack Colback has finally made his move back to Nottingham Forest.

Friday afternoon seeing confirmation of a year-long loan deal, which means he will see out the final year of his five season Newcastle United deal, at the City Ground.

Hopefully an ideal transfer all round, with the midfielder set to get regular football for Forest and Newcastle getting an unwanted player off the wage bill.

After the move was confirmed, Jack Colback said it was the ambition of Forest that had convinced him.

Whilst you expect any new signing to play to the crowd with their words when they join, there is actually some substance on this occasion.

Forest are having a real go this summer at getting promotion and Jack Colback is their tenth signing so far.

They have a net spend of around £25m in this window and the Carvalho and Grabban signings cost £20m alone. As well as the buys, Forest have also made a number of significant loan signings and free transfers, including former England international Michael Dawson and players from Monaco and Benfica.

This irony won’t be lost on Newcastle fans who see their club in profit this transfer window, less than three weeks until the deadline.

Jack Colback:

“I’m delighted obviously (to sign for Forest).

“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 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.

“I think the level of the signings that he’s made highlights the ambition. I think there’s a real buzz around the club at the moment and I’m just looking forward to getting into it.

“Yeah I’m alright (in terms of fitness).

“Well I think, I’ll see it on the first day of training I suppose. I kept myself in decent shape whilst we were off-season. I certainly carry a good level of fitness so I’m sure I’ll be fine.

“It’s not far until the start of the season, a couple of weeks off now.

“The boys have already been working hard, they’ve been back a while now obviously picked up a few wins in the friendlies, which doesn’t mean too much but I’m sure everything is in place come that first game of the season; I’m sure we’ll be ready.”

  • mentalman

    We should have kept him, at this rate he might of got a game

    • Superdooperhooper

      Yep it’s desperation station

    • TheNutJob

      not might, he would do if Fatty keeps it up

      • mentalman

        We still seem to be pushing through sales of saivet etc and leaving ourselves short in a position that wasnt an issue going in to the transfer window

        • Wor Lass

          Colback and Saivet made 1 PL appearance between them last season so it`s hardly going to leave us short.

          • TheNutJob

            been sucking lemons this morning then

          • Wor Lass

            Ha ha – sock it to me!

          • mentalman

            We had hayden and merino last season.

            We are a couple of injuries away from square pegs in round holes situation in a position which probably wasn’t high on the priority list a few weeks ago

          • Wor Lass

            Agreed – we need a replacement for Isaac (if Ki is the replacement for Merino) but all I`m saying is we won`t be any worse off without Jack and Saivet. We won`t miss Merino, really, because he didn`t play much. I notice someone the other day saying he was injured already – don`t know if it`s true but I wouldn`t be surprised.

          • mentalman

            We wont by going on last season but its a hard one whether we’d be better using colback or saivet or having to use ritchie in the middle.

            The official line with merino was he had stiffness after taking part in more intense training than he’s used to

  • Megatron1505

    Good luck Ginger Pirlo, at this rate you can wave at us as we pass divisions.

  • TheNutJob

    Dios mio compadres, £25m spend, even championship teams are putting Fatty to shame

  • Superdooperhooper

    Well if the football thing doesn’t work out he can always go in for the gurning championship instead

    • Peaky


    • TheNutJob

      did Abba sing that

      • Superdooperhooper

        It’s my tribute to our legendary world class keeper Mike super dooper hooper

        • Kev Newcastle England

          He wasnt,a poor Keegan buy.

  • Wezza

    Even Forest have more ambition and are outspending us.

  • Mrkgw

    Good luck to him. Lets face it, not many pro’s would want to be a part of the club right now. Complete meltdown it would seem. OUST THE REGIME!


    Good luck to the lad, he has signed for a bigger club

    • Superdooperhooper

      Certainly a more ambitious club. Though that wouldn’t be hard to do

  • Dillon Tovak

    Whilst he is 💲hit, he’ll probably pass us on our way down the way we’re going.

    He’s not built for it but he’d be more suited to rugby, the kid loves a pass back.

  • Mxpx

    I’m a Nottingham resident and get myself down to the city ground regularly “oh city ground mist rolling in from the trent my desire is always to be here on city ground” he looked great for forrest last season best move for all involved I have a soft spot for forrest and I think us letting him leave is the least we could do after the Lascelles darlow deal as well as them giving us the gift of James perch (perchinio) not sure newcastle will be playing forrest anytime soon though I can’t see forrest going up

    • SuperDesHamilton

      It’s more about us going down I think

  • Ram Kishore

    Good luck Jack ..
    Even though he didn’t impress me when he played for us, he was ok.
    Rafa could have sorted out and man managed the issue in a much better way..
    He could have left the club in a much more better way if he had left last summer..

  • JonMag

    3 weeks today the season starts & the whole clubs a complete [email protected]@king shambles
    only Merino out to be replaced by a free, Mitro, Mbemba, Sels, 3 players that would bring in money still here, Mitro 90% sure to leave whereas the other 2`s transfer`s were [email protected]@ked up by Fat Man & his minion.
    my tip is bottom 3 after the 1st 6 games

    • HarryHype59

      After looking at the fixture list, I would argue that outcome has a high probability.

  • kingfisher

    Liverpool £66 million for a keeper, Leicester £9 million for a keeper,Nufc £3 million for a keeper.He may be a so called “bargain” and he certainly looked good last season however, why must we always be looking for bargains? Yes the odd player may turn out to be good enough, but the Nufc history books are filled with “bargain” player failures.
    How any one can be happy enough with the situation at Newcastle to renew their season ticket for this season is beyond me.

    When Rafa leaves, either when his contract ends or when he finally decides he’s had enough of Ashleys lies and his repeated failure to deliver on his promises, the season ticket holders and the Ashley apologists will still continue to give him their money and defend Ashleys treatment of our great club, UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!

    • Kev-82

      So you’d have been happier if we’d paid £20m for Dubravka? We’ve signed a quality keeper which is all I care about, not how much he cost.

      • JonMag

        He`s only emphasising the difference of Nufc against other clubs
        he`s using Dubravka as an example. like replacing a £10m midfielder with a free

      • kingfisher

        I would be happier if we spent the money the club obviously has on some quality players like all our rivals are doing instead of bargain basement shopping.That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good player cheaply like Dubravka, as I said Kev, he looked good last season, but a club of our stature and generated revenue, should be competing financially with the likes of Brighton,Huddersfield etc.

  • TheNutJob

    Nee players coming in, nee rumours, thought not

    • Wor Lass

      Have you been out on the pi$$ all night with Geordiegiants? Your kid`s wallet must be suffering!

  • TheNutJob

    Stoke`s buying 2 wingers, so Matt`s not going there, good