Make up your mind, Matt
Reporter: Matthew Chambers
Date online: 11 January 2013
MATT Derbyshire has been asked to decide quickly if he wants a loan move back to Athletic — or sights will switch to other targets.
The out-of-favour Nottingham Forest striker hasn’t been involved at all for the City Ground club in recent weeks.
His last first-team game was for Athletic on December 15.
Alex McLeish has told the 26-year-old he can leave free. Athletic can’t afford his wages to make a permanent deal possible, but manager Paul Dickov is keen to bring him back to Boundary Park on a temporary basis.
“Matt is free to go,” Dickov confirmed. “He has a couple of offers but nothing concrete and as he always said, if he is going to come back on loan it will be to us.
“I have told him I can’t hang around all month for him. If we wait until the end of January, we miss out on other targets.”
Reece Wabara may be coming back — Dickov hopes for tomorrow’s game against Brentford.
An answer is also awaited from Jose Baxter (see separate story)
“A lot depends on what Reece does, what Jose tells us he is doing and what Matt does,” said Dickov.
“I want to try to get them in as quickly as we can.”
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