Former Forest loanee back in Championship

New Riverside Stadium boss Gordon Strachan has moved quickly to land the midfielder from Aston Villa.

"I played for Forest in the Championship last season so I know a little bit about what it's about, " said the 22-year-old.

"I know it's a lot quicker than the Premiership, that's for sure."

Elsewhere, the Reds' attractive looking fixture against West Bromwich Albion in January has been moved forward a day for television coverage.

The trip to The Hawthorns will now take place on Friday 8 January.