Huddersfield Town target Jamie Paterson remains in limbo as Nottingham Forest’s search for a new manager continues.

The former Walsall forward scored eight goals in 36 games on loan to Town last season.

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The John Smith’s Stadium club are interested in striking a permanent deal with their Championship rivals.

But Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi remains in talks over potential new investment at the City Ground.

And that appears to be slowing both a managerial appointment and decisions on the playing staff.

Paterson, who cost Forest £1m in 2013, is under contract until 2018.

He has expressed an interest in joining Town permanently, although there could be rivals for his services if Forest decide to sell.

Brentford, whose manager Dean Smith worked with Paterson at Walsall, have been linked with the 24-year-old in the past.

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Former Watford and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia is reported to be a leading contender to manage Forest.

The East Midlands club parted company with Dougie Freedman in March and had Paul Williams in charge for the remainder of the season.