Nottingham Forest youngster Danny Preston’s loan spell at Grimsby Town has come to an end.
Preston joined Grimsby on a season-long loan deal in September, and has since made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Mariners.
The 20-year-old was mainly deployed as a left-back for Grimsby, but also played further forward in a wider role on a number of occasions.
But despite featuring in every game since Paul Hurst returned to the club as manager in December, Sam Habergham has become his first choice at left-back.
Preston – who initially confirmed the news on Twitter before deleting his post – has revealed that has time at Blundell Park has come to an end, with a return to Forest imminent.
It remains to be seen whether Preston seals another move away from the City Ground, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Daniel Taylor of the Athletic previously reported that various EFL clubs were keen on signing Preston, so it remains to be seen whether he leaves the City Ground for good or not.
Preston has played a lot of games for Grimsby this season, which will have been an excellent experience for him.
He’s now got to think about his long-term future, and if that isn’t at Forest, then it remains to be seen where that is.
With Yuri Ribeiro and Gaetan Bong battling it out for a place in the squad, then I doubt Preston would feature regularly this season. He should consider another move away.