Hull City defender Jack Hobbs has been recalled from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest.

Hobbs has been brought back to the KC Stadium following an injury to James Chester.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of much speculation recently amid interest in the centre-half from Forest's Sky Bet Championship rivals Wigan and Reading.

Reds owner Fawaz Al Hasawi last week announced that his club had reached an agreement with Hull to keep Hobbs for the remainder of the season, something which was never confirmed by the Tigers.

Hobbs has made 27 appearances for Forest since joining the Midlands club in the summer.

His only goal came in the 1-0 victory over local rivals Derby in September.