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“I genuinely don’t know” – Nottingham Forest loanee unsure of summer transfer fate

Nottingham Forest’s loaned in midfielder Jack Colback has said to Nottinghamshire Live that he does not know what his future holds, after playing his last game of the season for Forest.

Jack Colback picked up his 15th Championship booking of the season in Friday’s defeat to Sheffield United, ruling him out of the final three games of the season.

Colback has been linked with a permanent move to the City Ground in the summer transfer window with his future at Newcastle United looking bleak. He is unlikely to feature for the club again – even if Rafa Benitez leaves the club this summer.

Now, speaking about his future, Colback has said that he has not spoken to either Newcastle or Nottingham Forest about where he will be next season.

“I’ve not spoken to either club. This time of the season, teams just want to get the season finished,” Colback told Nottinghamshire Live.

“Then you can go away, have a little break, then reassess it. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll go away.

“Things don’t really happen that quickly with football, so it will be a case of just waiting, enjoying time with my family and then speaking to my agent and seeing where we’re going to go.”

Colback has admitted that he does not think that he will be remaining at Newcastle United, after falling out of favour since Rafael Benitez won promotion back to the Premier League with them.

“I don’t see my future at Newcastle. I’ve not played there for a good two years now. The manager there made it clear I wasn’t in his plans at that time, and that’s not going to change.

“For me, it’s just about finishing this season as well as we can, taking a break from it all and reassess come pre-season.

“It’s hard; it’s hard to say,” the midfielder said when asked about where he will be next season.

“I see people around and they ask me what I’m going to do, but I genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen.

“The move here, at the start of this season, happened quite late. I knew of the interest, but then you’ve got to get everything signed off and things right.

“Things can happen like that, where it’s hard to try to plan stuff, which is obviously difficult when you’ve got a family and kids, trying to sort them out – they’re the most important thing, for me.

“But that’s part and parcel of the game; you’ve got to take that and I’ll just see what happens.”

The 29-year-old has featured frequently for Forest this season under both Aitor Karanka and Martin O’Neill, playing 38 times in all competitions. In recent weeks, O’Neill has used him at left-back, also giving him the captain’s armband on six occasions.

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