Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas will remain on loan at Nottingham Forest until the new year.

Jenas, who began his career at the City Ground, returned to the east midlands on loan last month but that deal expired last weekend with the Reds' 4-1 npower Championship victory at Barnsley, where Jenas scored Forest's final goal.

However, talks between Forest and Spurs this week have resulted in his stay being extended until January 2, 2013. That means the 29-year-old will be available to Forest for another 13 league matches.

Although Jenas has yet to start a game for Sean O'Driscoll's side, making four substitute appearances so far, he was keen to remain with his hometown club.

"It's what I wanted," he told Forest's official website. "I've enjoyed it and it's been great to be back home.

"The initial month loan was a weird one for everybody involved and a tough one for the manager to deal with because he wanted my qualities on the pitch.

"But at the same time he didn't want to rock the boat too much with what he already had - and what we already have got is a lot of quality in midfield.

"The lads have been playing well so fair play to the gaffer because he has played it well."