UK time is: 21:33:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pearson returns for Hobbs

Nigel Pearson has raided his former club once more for centre-back Jack Hobbs on loan until the end of the campaign.

The 22-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited this season under Sven-Goran Eriksson, and has struggled to recapture the form which saw him pick up the Foxes' Player of the Year award last season.

Hobbs was a superb performer under Pearson in City's successful play-off finish, and the Tigers chief has not been put off by a disappointing campaign this time around.

Foxes chief Eriksson welcomed the move, saying: "It will be good for Jack, of course. He is young, he is our player and he needs to play football.

"He is a good talent and you don't know how good he could be in the next couple of seasons.

"I don't think the manager of Hull would have asked him if he hasn't plans to play him.

"It is good for Jack. We loan him out but we do it for him and for ourselves as well. We want him to develop through playing as much football as possible."

Hobbs signed from Liverpool in the summer of 2009, and quickly became a favourite at the Walkers Stadium with a string of consistently excellent showings.

But he has quickly fallen behind Sol Bamba, Ben Mee, Jeffrey Bruma and Miguel Vitor in the pecking order this campaign, and as such has sought a move away for much-needed first-team action.

The defender remains a popular figure among the Blue Army, but few would conceded that a loan move is perhaps the best for his short-term future.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 15 2011

Time: 3:19PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Upson Up For Manchester United? (Friday January 30 2015)

Leicester v Chelsea To Be Re-arranged (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Villa FA Cup Clash Set & Screened (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Schlupp Comfortable In New Role (Wednesday January 28 2015)

More Leicester Tottenham Reactions (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Pearson- Cup Momentum Can Help Us (Monday January 26 2015)

Moore Blow For Pearson (Monday January 26 2015)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19
19. Q.P.R. 22 5 4 13 -16 19
20. Leicester City 22 4 5 13 -14 17

Breaking League News

Gabriel Paulista- What's In A Name?
Arsenal : 30/01/2015 20:07:00
Team News: Chelsea v City
Man City : 30/01/2015 20:06:00
Team News: Hull v Newcastle
Hull City : 30/01/2015 20:04:00
Cork To Swansea Confirmed
Southampton : 30/01/2015 20:03:00
Team News: Palace v Everton
Crystal Palace : 30/01/2015 19:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

FA - Spurs MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Schwarzer 18%
Simpson 0%
Moore 0%
Morgan 0%
De Laet 0%
King 0%
Drinkwater 0%
Schlupp 66%
Kramaric 0%
Ulloa 8%
Vardy 8%
Sub - Wasilewski 0%
Sub - Albrighton 0%
Sub - Nugent 0%