With Forest now out of the running for a place in the Championship playoffs, there is nothing to play for between now and the end of the season.
However, Hobbs has said that the players will have to give their all if they want to remain part of the Reds squad for the 2015-16 campaign.
“A lot of teams and players are labelled as ‘already being on their holidays’, and the games are said to not matter in terms of league position,” the 26-year-old has told Forest’s official website.
“But we’ve got a new manager who we want to impress. We want to play next season. There’s a professional pride about the work we do.”
It seems that the Scot’s message has gone through to the players, many of whom will want to impress him and be part of his squad for what promises to be an exciting 2015-16 campaign.
Forest are likely to make changes in the summer transfer window and make a renewed effort to gain promotion to the Premier League next season.
One suspects that many of the players in the current squad will want to be part of that, and for that to happen, they need to perform well between now and the end of the season.