Huddersfield Town will be waiting to see how the appointment of Pedro Pereira as Nottingham Forest’s director of football affects their pursuit of Jamie Paterson.

The Forest forward spent last season on loan at the John Smith’s Stadium, scoring eight goals in 36 games, and Town are interested in a deal for the 24-year-old.

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But uncertainty behind the scenes at the City Ground has hindered any progress on bringing in the former Walsall player on a permanent basis.

The arrival of Pereira, who was sporting director at Italian club Fiorentina last season and is a former chief executive of Portugal’s Sporting Braga, could provide a crucial point of contact.

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However Forest have yet to appoint a new manager after parting company with caretaker boss Paul Williams in May.

“Forest has huge potential and I believe and hope I can contribute significantly in bringing the club back to the Premier League,” said Pereira.