Man United plans for James Garner set as midfield stars for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest midfielder James Garner will have the chance to impress parent club Manchester United in pre-season.

The 20-year-old has been a key figure for the Reds on his second loan spell at the club, playing an important role in their promotion under Steve Cooper.

After a somewhat slow start to the campaign, Garner has been back to his best in recent weeks and put in another classy performance against Bristol City at the weekend.

He scored his third goal this season against Robins and was an influential player for Forest in the center of the field.

He is one of several United youngsters currently plying their trade elsewhere, with technical director Darren Fletcher saying the club will be keeping an eye on Garner and his team-mates ahead of the 2022/23 season.

“I’m working closely with Nick Cox, as head of the academy, to look at the long-term strategy to get players through,” Fletcher told a fan forum, as Manchester reported. Evening News.

“We have to manage the balance between allowing them to develop and creating the right stages for that, without putting pressure on them.

“With Nick, I look at how we best use the loan system to give academy players invaluable experience at other clubs.

“We currently have 13 young academy players and products on loan and playing regularly in other divisions or leagues.

“I hope we see players like Brandon Williams, Teden Mengi, Jimmy Garner, Ethan Laird, Tahith Chong and Amad Diallo reap the benefits.

“All are doing very well on loan and we are delighted to bring them back into pre-season to see how they do with our first-team players.”

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