The delay of the footballing calendar has caused a number of awkward situations as the season continued past contract end-dates.
June 30th will see hundreds of players leave clubs – and loan deals – as contracts expire while the season carries on.
Former Aston Villa star Albert Adomah is one of a number of players caught out, with his loan spell at Cardiff City set to expire in a few days, with Nottingham Forest recalling the player instead of extending a deal.
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Both sides are vying for a play-off spot, and Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi dropped a big hint at the player’s future.
Adomah is currently on loan at Cardiff having moved to south Wales in January, and has impressed as Neil Harris’ Bluebirds have surged into the Championship’s top six winning their last two since the restart.
The Forest winger’s loan deal is set to expire on Tuesday, and boss Harris stated his annoyance at the situation over the weekend, aiming his disappointment at the EFL.
Harris had hoped to see Adomah’s loan deal extended to cover the remainder of the season, but given Cardiff’s form seeing them turn into play-off rivals, it’s expected that Forest will refuse to sanction him staying in the principality beyond Tuesday night’s game with Charlton and want him back in the East Midlands.
“The situation is clear,” Lamouchi said.
“Albert is a Nottingham Forest player. It was a loan and the club is doing the right to call back the players if they want.
“I am not understanding the problem.
“Cardiff know everything. We are just talking between smart and clever people to do the right thing for everybody and the club.
“The club decides, not me.”