Jake Taylor enjoyed his loan spell at Port Vale so much he’s used it as an example for academy players at Nottingham Forest.
The midfielder’s agent Phil Sproson says both Taylor and Forest were impressed with the way Vale handled his loan move last season.
Vale would love to have Taylor back but that will depend on whether Forest see him as part of their first-team squad or whether he gets other loan offers from higher than League Two.
Sproson represents a number of players at Forest, including right back Jordan Gabriel who went on loan to Scunthorpe.
He says clubs have already been in touch with him to ask him about Taylor, the 21-year-old midfielder who scored seven goals in 25 games for the Vale.
He said: “There have been a couple of inquiries to me but that is as far as it has got. Forest don’t know what they will do until the end of this season for them.
“The only thing I have been told from Forest is that Jake, along with Jordan Gabriel, will come into the main group and they will probably be involved in pre-season. They will make a judgment on them from there.
“I can only say from Jake’s point of view that he enjoyed playing for Port Vale. He respects what they did for him. He likes the lads in the dressing room and he has had a taste of being a first-team player.
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“Forest did a really nice thing. They did a tape with lads who have been out on loan to show their academy 16-18 year olds. Jake Taylor actually said what a good experience he had at Port Vale and what a smashing club it is.
“He signed it off by saying that, if anybody gets the opportunity, then go.”
“It’s nice for Vale fans to know what sort of things are said in the game. He had a great loan so why wouldn’t he enjoy it.”