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Leeds defender Peltier completes Nottingham Forest loan after Wanderers U-turn

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Nat Lofthouse
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Lee Peltier has now been confirmed as a Nottingham Forest player after his loan to Wanderers crumbled yesterday.

The Leeds United defender had been on the verge of a short-term move to the Reebok on Tuesday, only for the club to pull out of the deal at the last minute.

Forest looked an unlikely destination after Neil Warnock – the man reported to have originally set up the transfer for Peltier to move to the City Ground – turned down the vacant manager’s job.

At one point both Leeds and Forest were denying ownership of the 27-year-old, who appeared to be in limbo as Wanderers also floundered on the deal.

But the defender’s agent Barry Whelan insists that the former Liverpool man is now looking forward to chasing a play-off place with Forest as the loan was officially revived this morning.

“We have been in conversations for the last three weeks with Nottingham Forest over a long-term move for Lee, but there has also been interest shown in him from two other big clubs and that complicated things," Whelan told Sky Sports.

“Lee has always wanted to go to Forest, but there were complications at the Leeds end which held things up.

“The issue has now been resolved and Lee is looking forward to going to Nottingham Forest and helping them in their bid to make the play-offs.”


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