Nottingham Forest see loan signings Jermaine Jenas and Alan Hutton depart
JERMAINE Jenas has had his loan spell at Nottingham Forest ended so that he can seek treatment on his long standing Achilles injury.
While defender Alan Hutton has also returned to Aston Villa, after his deal at the City Ground expired.
Midfielder Jenas is expected to fly out to the States in an effort to resolve a fresh flare up of a problem related to the injury that kept him sidelined for almost an entire season after he had joined Alex McLeish at Aston Villa on loan.
Jenas, 29, started only one game for Forest, while making five sub appearances, after initially joining the club on loan at the end of September.
"When we had him at Villa he ruptured his Achilles and we did not get more than 60 minutes out of him in the whole season," said McLeish, who was appointed as Forest manager last week. "That is an ongoing problem still and he wants to go to America to rehab out there.
"I don't think he is going to be available for a couple of months.
"He is a terrific player, his quality is there and if he can get back to full fitness, he would be an asset."
At the same time defender Hutton, who played under McLeish at Villa Park and also when he was Scotland manager, has also returned to his parent club.
"Alan has gone back to Villa, we decided that we wanted to focus on other positions and enhance the quality overall," said McLeish.
"We wanted to get the mentality to be more steely, because we have been a soft touch with one or two goals and we need to be much tougher, in one or two situations."