NORWICH City have agreed for defender Elliott Ward to re-join Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the 2012-13 season.
The 27-year-old centre back played a total of 11 league games for Forest in his first loan spell which ended on January 1, 2013, and links up with fellow Norwich City defender Daniel Ayala at the City ground after the Spaniard joined Forest on a season-long loan deal during the summer.
The midlands club currently lie in 11th position in the table, leaving them just three points off the play-offs with a clash against Peterborough next up at the City Ground on Saturday.
Since joining from Coventry City on a free transfer ahead of the successful 2010-11 Championship season, Ward has made 51 league appearances for the Canaries and scored one goal, coming in a 2-1 home win over Millwall.
After an injury-disrupted start to the 2011-12 Barclays Premier League season, Ward returned to the side in the second half of the season to play a part in City’s 12th place finish.
However with the arrival of Sebastien Bassong and Michael Turner in the summer, the former West Ham United trainee has found first team appearances few and far between in the current campaign.
The defender missed out on Chris Hughton’s 25-man Premier League squad, but did feature in the Club’s 1-0 success over Doncaster Rovers in the Capital One Cup third round at Carrow Road on September 26, 2012.