Aaron Ramsey has been a “credit to Arsenal” during his short spell at Nottingham Forest, according to their manager Billy Davies.

The Wales midfielder joined the Championship side on loan in November in order to get valuable playing time to aid his search for full fitness after recovering from a broken leg.

Despite bad weather restricting Ramsey to just two starts and three substitute appearances in his five weeks at the City Ground, Davies feels the move has been nothing but a success.

The manager called upon Ramsey for the last time as he completed the full 90 minutes of a 1-0 win over Ipswich today [Monday] before he returns to Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League game against Manchester City.

Davies admits he will certainly miss the 20-year-old.

"Aaron has been a pleasure to have about the place," he told Forest’s official club website. "From working with him on a daily basis it's clear to see he has a wonderful future ahead of him.

"He has been not only a credit to himself in the time that he's been with us, but also a credit to Arsenal.

"Unfortunately, we haven't seen as much of him in action as we had hoped because of the weather."

Ramsey has played three times in six days after making his full debut in a 5-2 win over Derby on December 29, coming on as a 54th-minute substitute during the 2-2 draw with Barnsley on Saturday and playing today.

"We have a duty of care where Aaron is concerned and it wouldn't have been fair to expect him to play two games in such a short space of time after so long out through injury,” Davies added.

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3 Jan 2011