Nottingham Forest have control over winger’s Charlton future

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Jamie Ward signs off from his Charlton loan stay at the start of next week – with boss Lee Bowyer making no promises he will be able to land the winger again for the remainder of the campaign.

The winger’s stay with the Addicks ends on January 1.

And Bowyer admits that how big a percentage of Ward’s Nottingham Forest salary would need to be met by the South Londoners is key in any negotiations.

“He has got to go back, for sure,” said Bowyer. “It just depends what Forest want again and what Jamie wants.

“It is a difficult one. He has done well for us but we just don’t know what Forest are going to want for him. We were lucky to get him for what in the last window – it was right at the very end of it.

“Forest might say we want more now and we ain’t got more. We have got our budget, that’s the way it is. So a lot will rely on Forest as well.”

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