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Johnson waits on Miller deal

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson is confident that Ishmael Miller will re-join the club on a second loan from Nottingham Forest.

A number of Championship clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in taking Miller on a short-term basis, with Doncaster Rovers among them.

The experienced striker spent a productive spell at Huish Park towards the end of 2013, though, and has expressed a willingness to return.

If Forest are unable to negotiate a permanent transfer with an interested party, Johnson believes they will allow Miller to head back to the south coast.

He told the Western Gazette: "It's entirely up to Nottingham Forest and when they're ready I think they'll allow him to come to us.

"Ishmael wants to come to us and I'm pleased because he's enjoyed his time and we've already 'Yeovilfied' him so we don't have to go through that again with someone else. He became a leader while he was here.

"Of course I'm going to hang on in there and try to get him back when Nottingham Forest are ready.

"It is still an iron in the fire. The fire isn't exactly raging at the minute but it is an iron in the fire and we'd like him to come back and he'd like to come back.

"That would give us more fire-power to add to the fire-power we undoubtedly had against Birmingham."