Transfer Deadline Day: Jack Hobbs joins Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of defender Jack Hobbs from Hull City for an undisclosed fee on a four-and-half-year contract.

The 25-year-old initially joined the the Reds on a season-long loan in July, but was recalled by Hull last week.

Hobbs has already played 27 times for Forest, scoring once in their 1-0 victory over Derby County in September.

"Jack Hobbs is a Red. Welcome back," tweeted Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi.external-link

"That brings the window to a close. I hope you are as happy with our signings as I am.

"I have done all I can this month to bring the right players to our beloved club and I'm thrilled with what we've achieved.

"As ever, I couldn't have done this without your support, so a huge thank you to you all."

Reading and Wigan Athletic were interested in signing Hobbs, while Leicester were also linked with their former player.

The defender has also made two Premier League appearances for Liverpool.