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Owls Look To Foxes Defender Hobbs

Owls Look To Foxes Defender Hobbs

Wednesday boss Gary Megson is understood to be keen on bringing Leicester City defender Jack Hobbs to the club on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The former Liverpool Academy product is set for a move away from the npower Championship club on loan, sparking interest from a number of clubs for his services, including Wednesday.

Megson is understood to have been in touch with his former club this week regarding the possibility of signing Hobbs, who is highly rated at the Walkers Stadium despite seemingly falling down the pecking order following a host of new arrivals at the club recently.

The centre-back saw a late loan move to SPL giants Celtic scuppered due to transfer restrictions in Scotland, and Hull City, managed by his former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, and Barnsley are also thought to be keen on a move.

City boss Sven Goran Eriksson told the Leicester Mercury recently that: 'Jack is a Leicester player and, if another defender comes in, then we are very keen that he goes out and plays games.

'He is our player, he is young, a big talent and we want him to play football, if not here then elsewhere for a time.

'It will be better for him than playing in the reserves and sitting on the bench. But, first, we have to cover ourselves.'

Wednesday bolstered their defence with a host of new additions last month, but continued poor form has led to Megson, appointed as Owls boss just last week, to want to further improve his defence.

Hull City are thought to be favourites for his loan signature, thanks to their Championship status, but Hobbs could opt for a move to Hillsborough if a deal with the Tigers can't be struck.

And Owls chairman Milan Mandaric, City's former chairman, could help smooth any potential negotiations.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday February 11 2011
Time: 10:16PM

Comments

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Not for me! What's the point of yet another young defender when we're crying out for some experienced quality?
TheDon1974
11/02/2011 22:36:00
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Or a midfielder/winger
jamesc1905
11/02/2011 22:46:00
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Great young player though.
Auckland Owl
12/02/2011 07:37:00
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a winger cos johnson is done
Hirsty's Shinpads
12/02/2011 16:50:00
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He is a better Defender than any that we have bought in, and today's disgrace has showed how **** they are!!! What was with the line-up today??? 5 Defenders and we still lose!!! What is wrong with Teale and Sedgewick??? Sorry but Megson is not the man for me
Hickyowl1977
12/02/2011 19:32:00
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Him and Morrison were the centre back pairing for Leicester when they got automatic from this league. However he's not coming so we have to move on. Would have been a brilliant signing
McQuaid-Owls
13/02/2011 02:04:00
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Hobbs is going to Hull, could have done with him hear, but when you get relegated from the championship and at the wrong end of the table in league 1 you don't get these players, thanks Irvine.
ecco owl
13/02/2011 13:14:00
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