Bolton Wanderers are showing an interest in signing free agent defender Jack Hobbs, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The experienced centre-back is available on a free transfer after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

He could now be handed a Championship lifeline by Bolton Wanderers. The Trotters have been busy bolstering their squad ahead of next season as they look to push up the table under Phil Parkinson. They stayed up in dramatic fashion in the last campaign and are hoping for a more comfortable season next time around.

The North-West side have already signed the likes of Clayton Donaldson, Erhun Oztumer and Jason Lowe on free transfers and are considering bringing Jack Hobbs in now.

The 29-year-old has played over 300 games in his career but has been affected by injuries. He started out at Lincoln City and was snapped up by Liverpool when he was 17-years-old in 2005. Hobbs went onto play 5 games for the Reds and had loan spells at Scunthorpe United and Leicester City.

Hobbs signed for Leicester on a permanent deal in 2009 and spent two years there before switching to Hull City in 2011. He helped the Tigers gain promotion to the Premier League in 2013 but left that summer to join Nottingham Forest back in the Championship.

He has been at Forest since then but is now looking for a new club. Hobbs would be ideal for Bolton as he has got experience of playing at this level but just needs to be kept fit.

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