Hull City have recalled Jack Hobbs from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, despite claims that the defender would remain at the City Ground for the rest of the season

The recall comes in light of the injury suffered by James Chester at Norwich last weekend, according to Hull’s website, which will keep the defender out of action for six weeks.

Forest were believed to have agreed a deal with the Humberside club last week and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi confirmed on BBC East Midlands Today that Hobbs would remain a Forest player for the rest of the season.

Hull manager Steve Bruce said at the time: “The reason he went on loan to start with was the question over his knee after having a cruciate.

“It’s been pretty normal between the clubs. In an ideal world they would have wanted to keep him until the end of the season so they could have him for nothing, but I’ve got to do everything I can to look after the club. We’ve got close to £1m for him so we’re delighted.”

Meanwhile, Kelvin Wilson has told Nottingham Forest’s matchday magazine that he is “making good progress” in his recovery from a back injury.

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