The Nottingham Post understands that Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs will not be leaving the club. There had been talk of Sky Bet Championship rivals Ipswich Town lining up a loan move to cover their defensive shortage, but it appears he is set to remain at the City Ground.
The 29-year-old has only made two appearances for Forest this season, both coming in the Carabao Cup. This therefore increased speculation linking him with a move away, with the likes of Joe Worrall and Matt Mills above Hobbs in the pecking order with the two-time European Cup victors.
Mark Warburton was not actively looking to push the player out of the club at all, as he is a player he rates. It is just be unfortunate luck that he is unable to play more, but accepts he is still a player of quality. Ipswich have countless injuries in the centre back position, with the likes of Luke Chambers, Adam Webster and Tommy Smith all out of action. A move for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Connor Goldson has been touted, reducing the need to move for Hobbs.
Ironically, it is a poor injury record with has halted Hobbs’ progress with the club. A successful loan spell in the 2013/14 campaign was made permanent in the second half of that campaign, in January 2014. He has still managed to play over 70 games for the club, but he’ll have hoped for many more over a few seasons. Hobbs is believed to be one of the higher earning players at the club, and they would listen to offers for him, but not to the point where they would necessarily sell for any price.