According to Get West London, Watford central defender Tommie Hoban has three Sky Bet Championship clubs interested in signing him. In addition to Queens Park Rangers, promoted duo Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United are keen on making a move for the 23-year-old.

Hoban spent returned to Vicarage Road following a season out on loan at Blackburn Rovers, who would be relegated on the final day. Injury meant that he was only able to play 16 times in total for the club, but is keen to play much more regularly in the year to follow.

After that shoulder problem kept him out for four months, he would eventually win his place back in the side following the appointment of Tony Mowbray. He proved his qualities and leadership capabilities, but ultimately the club failed to beat the drop. Marco Silva has just taken the helm at Watford after leaving his job at Hull City, and Hoban is likely to find it difficult to break into his plans given the competition for places and likely new faces to enter the building.

It is likely to be a permanent deal that Watford are interested in. He came through the ranks at the club, making his debut in the 3-1 away defeat to Preston North End back in May 2011, when the club were still in the Championship. The fact he has experience of this level is certainly what is attracting Ian Holloway, Phil Parkinson and Chris Wilder to his services. The battle for the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international continues.


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