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Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs reveals date for return from hamstring injury

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs says he hopes to return to training next week.

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has told the club's official website that he intends to return to training next week.

Hobbs, 26, started his career with Lincoln City before making a move to Liverpool at the age of just 16, and was touted for a big future.

That hasn't quite happened for Hobbs, but he's established himself as a top Championship centre back over spells with Leicester City, Hull City and now Forest.

The big problem for Hobbs over his career has been injuries. After a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2012, Hobbs has suffered niggles here and there which have kept him to just 13 appearances this season.

Right now, Hobbs is out action having suffered a hamstring injury against Blackpool almost a month ago, but his recovery is moving well.

Hobbs told the Nottingham Forest official website today that he aims to be back in training next week ahead of a crucial run of fixtures for Dougie Freedman's men.

"I’m well on with my rehab and back out on the training pitch with the physios," said Hobbs. "I should hopefully be joining in with training next week and then pushing to be in the squad."

"I want to get a full summer under my belt to build a really good platform for myself to push on in the next campaign. I’ve missed a few pre-seasons now, which hasn’t been helpful," he added.

Forest sit nine points off the play-offs, and need to mount a real charge in the final ten games of the season - and having Hobbs back will be a huge boost to their hopes.

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