Nottingham Forest showed interest in Kamil Grosicki in the summer and the winger considered a move to the Championship side late in the window after being made aware he had no place at West Bromwich Albion.
Forest agreed a deal with the Baggies, but the transfer wasn’t completed because the paperwork wasn’t submitted on time.
Grosicki found his way back into West Brom’s Premier League squad, but he hasn’t represented them in the competition this season.
The 32-year-old had an appearance for West Brom’s U23 side at the end of last month and he scored twice in their 3-1 victory over Sunderland. The Poland international detailed why he decided to play for the U23 side.
“I asked to perform in this match because I do it for myself. I want to stay in physical shape and feel the rhythm of the game, and the goals are enjoyed no matter what match you score them,” he told Poland’s Super Express.
“He [Slaven Bilić] didn’t watch the game, but there were his assistants and a sports director. They are interested in a youth team, where they can also play three players over 23 years of age.
“I don’t know [close to first team return]. It’s up to the coach to take me into the squad. I do my own thing and I want to be ready to go out on the pitch at any time.
“I wanted to play in a reserve team where you also have to show full professionalism. I wanted to do as many sprints as possible on the field and feel normal fatigue after the game. I’m not complaining, I’m not talking behind someone’s back just working hard and waiting for a chance from the coach.”
Grosicki’s aim is to represent his country at next summer’s European championship and he would risk losing out a place in the Poland squad if he doesn’t have regular opportunities this season.
The former Hull City man has now revealed he is still in contact with Nottingham Forest.
“There have been and remain contacts with Championship clubs, including Nottingham, and we’ll see what happens.
“It will be an important decision because I want to go to the Euros, but provided I am in shape. The national team is not someone’s hobby, but a place where the best Polish players should be.”