Nottingham Forest’s Jack Hobbs explains importance of final games of the season

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Jack Hobbs says that the final games of the 2014-15 Championship campaign will be important in the players keeping their places in the Nottingham Forest squad for next season.

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has told the club’s official website that he wants to play to the best of his abilities in order to impress manager Dougie Freedman.

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.”

Earlier this month, Forest manager Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham that he wants to have “hungry” players in his team for next season (click here to read more).

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.

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