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Done Deal: Bolton Wanderers announce the signing of Jack Hobbs

Defender finally puts pen to paper after trial

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This afternoon, Bolton Wanderers have officially announced the signing of former Leicester, Hull City and Forest centre back, Jack Hobbs.

The 29 year-old joins the club on a one-year deal after his release from Nottingham Forest. He joined Bolton from the beginning of pre-season on trial and after weeks of wondering whether he’d put pen to paper, he is now officially a Bolton Wanderers player.

The Portsmouth born defender has a decade of experience in the Championship having played over 200 times in the 2nd tier with the aforementioned clubs. Accolades on his CV include being a former Hull captain and Leicester’s player of the season in the 2009-2010 season.

He signed for Nottingham Forest, and after initially impressing on loan in the 2013-14 season, he signed permanently on a 4 year deal, where unfortunately his time with The Reds was blighted by long spells on the treatment table. He struggled to keep his spot into the starting XI and led to his release at the end of last season.

With Parkinson looking for defensive competition for the seemingly inseparable partnership of Beevers and Wheater, Hobbs will be looking to prove that he is over his injury issues and stake a place at the back for Bolton for the upcoming season.

Everyone here at the Lion of Vienna Suite wish Jack Hobbs the best for this season and we also hope that his time on the treatment table is much less frequent from now to be as successful as he’s been before in the Championship

Welcome to Bolton Jack!