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Bolton Wanderers have signed defender Jack Hobbs on a free transfer.

Bolton have officially completed the signing of former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool defender Jack Hobbs on a free after he was released by Forest at the end of last season.

The 29-year-old Hobbs, has signed a one year deal with Bolton after impressing during a trial period at the club.

The defender expressed his happiness to the club’s official website as quoted in Sky Sports about signing the deal.

”I’m delighted to get the deal over the line.”

“I’ve been training with the team for a few weeks now and to have the opportunity to be here for a year is fantastic. I can’t wait to get started.”

Hobbs began his football career at Lincoln City before signing for Liverpool in 2005, making his Premier League debut against his new club Bolton.

He appeared just five times in four years for the Merseyside outfit whilst also spending time on loan with Scunthorpe and Leicester City.

Hobbs also signed for Hull City in 2011 after a successful loan spell before joining Nottingham Forest initially on loan but he made the move permanent and featured in 78 games for the club.

“I’m really pleased that we signed Jack, not only has he shown his footballing abilities so far in training with us, he has shown he has a good character,” Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said.