Jack Hobbs: Nottingham Forest defender faces spell on sidelines

Jack Hobbs (left) in action for Forest against Blackpool
Hobbs (left) has been plagued by injury since he joined Forest, making just 38 league starts since joining in July 2013

Nottingham Forest's Jack Hobbs is expected to be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury, but fellow defenders Kelvin Wilson and Michael Mancienne are both nearing a return.

Hobbs had to replaced three minutes before half-time in Saturday's thrilling 4-4 draw against Blackpool.

Reds boss Dougie Freedman told BBC East Midlands Today: "Jack will be out for three or four weeks.

"But Kelvin Wilson is back in training, so that is a position we are ok with."

Mancienne has not played this year and is also set to return.

A succession of injuries for Hobbs has meant he has only started 38 league games for Forest since joining the club in July 2013.