Aitor Karanka has recently said that he’ll give Jack Hobbs a chance to prove himself but I`m not sure whether it`s really worth it.
I like Jack, don`t get me wrong, and I know a lot of others do but his injury record is woeful and I can`t see it ever getting better now.
Aitor has said that he wants the centre-half to prove his long term fitness before getting a new contract and returning to the side and I just think it`s a stretch for the defender to do just that.
Indeed, even if he did show he was fit and we offered him a new deal, there`s no way of knowing he won`t break down again.
On form he`s a player I`d like to see more of in our side but I don`t think he`ll get to that point often enough again and so, for me, it`s time to let him go.
Some of our fans have been discussing it on Twitter, too, so let`s take a look at what has been said.
Hobbs like Cohen & Fryatt before them are injury prone, will never be fit & can not be offered new contracts by #nffc Vaughan also been a good player for forest but his days are over as a forest player, keep Cohen as a coach maybe, but bye bye for all I`m afraid
? martyn #nffc (@martynbigdog) March 15, 2018
Totally agree. About time we made some hard decisions correctly. All very good players – just not fit enough to earn new contracts. Would defo keep Cohen on the coaching staff though.
? Gibbo (@rgibbs79) March 16, 2018
Agreed and Cohen defo deserves a role in the club, but if Dawson is maybe coming in at end of season and fox and Tobias doing so well, do we need anymore defenders! Bring in some fire power
? Locky (@lockyreddog) March 16, 2018
I like that AK has said Hobbs will get a chance. Everyone else had theirs. If he proves himself, give him 12 months, if not, off he goes. Simple really. #NFFC
? Leeds Tricky (@LeedsTricky) March 15, 2018
I’m afraid that would most likely be a waste of 12 months wages. The guy has had so many injury problems, they’re not suddenly going to go away now. Best if both parties move on. Sad though, he’s a great defender when fit.
? Richard M8422 (@RichardM8422) March 15, 2018
Having Hobbs back, fit and well would be like getting another quality signing. Looking forward to his return #nffc
? LandFairy RED. (@OeuvrePresents) March 15, 2018
Getting Hobbs back fit for more than 3 games would be a miracle
? kevin daykin (@k_daykin) March 15, 2018
My #nffc team for the summer..
Keep (or sign perm)
? Shaun Booth (@ShaunBooth18) March 16, 2018
Hobbs busting a gut to get fit as contract nears end. Imagine that! #nffc
? Caz (@Caz_NFFC) March 16, 2018
Forest better not be considering giving Hobbs a new deal this summer. I’ve calculated he must have cost us more than £5 million in wages and transfer fees since he joined permanently. #nffc
? Hannah Forest (@hannahforest) March 15, 2018
Cohen (retired officially )
This would free up plenty room for manoeuvre…..#nffc
? Jack (@1865clintonarms) February 13, 2018