Fulham left-back Nicky Shorey has thanked Nottingham Forest after they paved the way for his return to the Barclays Premier League on loan at Craven Cottage.
The 28-year-old was out of favour at Aston Villa but a short-term move to Coca-Cola Championship side Forest led to Fulham making a move for the defender during the January transfer window.
Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson has started Shorey in Fulham's last four games, all of which have resulted in clean sheets.
"I've enjoyed it," said the former Reading defender. "The games have come thick and fast since I joined here so that's the best way, to just get out and play.
"There's nothing worse than not playing. I really loved my time at Nottingham Forest and was looking forward to going back when this move came out of nowhere.
"It's all thanks to Forest for giving me the games otherwise I would still be at Villa kicking my heels. It all happened really quickly and it's great I could come back to the Premier League."