Defender Jack Hobbs recalled by Hull City

Hull City recall centre-back Jack Hobbs from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest 10 days after the Reds claimed to have signed the defender on a permanent defender.

Hull City have recalled Jack Hobbs from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest following the injury to centre-back James Chester.

Chester has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury and Tigers boss Steve Bruce feels that Hobbs is needed at the KC Stadium for defensive cover.

The 25-year-old has impressed for promotion-chasing Forest in the Championship this season and the City Ground outfit were hoping to tie up a permanent move for the former Liverpool player.

Reds chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi announced last week that a deal had been agreed for them to sign Hobbs, whose Hull contract expires in the summer, for £1m in this transfer window.

However, their chances of landing him full-time appear to have been thwarted by this development. Wigan Athletic and Reading have also been credited with an interest in Hobbs's signature.

James Chester of Hull scores an own goal in front of Wayne Rooney of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester United at KC Stadium on December 26, 2013
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