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JJ ‘Delighted’ to Extend Stay

1 November 2012

Loan star Jermaine Jenas has told Forest Player of his happiness after signing a two-month extension to his initial loan deal, subject to Premier League clearance.

The England midfielder will now see out the rest of the year at The City Ground and will be available for the next 13 games, starting with Saturday’s Kids for a Quid game against Millwall (kick-off 3pm).

Jenas, who has made four substitute appearances since returning to the club where he started his career, said: “I’m absolutely delighted, it’s exactly what I wanted and we’ve managed to get it done. 

“I made it clear to the manager at the beginning that I wanted to extend the loan if possible. 

“The initial month was always going to be tough because it was hard for the manager to fit me in without upsetting the rhythm. He handled it really well – I managed to get some minutes and got a goal at the weekend to top it off. 

“There’s a real buzz around here, we’ve got a good bunch of players and the staff are very professional and thorough in what they do. 

“It’s clear that everyone has a good attitude, even though the manager has to juggle a lot of very good players. There’s a really good team spirit.”

Reds boss Sean O’Driscoll told us: “Every time he’s come on he’s made a difference - he’s given us that little bit of Premier League class, he’s experienced and he’s keen to stay.

“It was an easy decision really and we’ll monitor the situation as it goes on. This is obviously a squad game and we want ours to be as strong as possible – he’ll be a useful addition to that.”

Click here to watch Jenas’ exclusive interview in full on Forest Player.

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