Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has told Forest Player that fellow defender Jamaal Lascelles has ‘a bright future’ ahead of him.20 year old Lascelles has performed admirably in the absence of the injured Kelvin Wilson and Danny Collins, and Hobbs, five years Lascelles’ senior, says the youngster will continue to improve if he applies himself on and off the field.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s visit of Ipswich Town, Hobbs said: “Jamaal has done well to step into that position and he’s put in a number of strong performances. He’s strong, quick and has all the attributes needed to be a good centre half.
“He’s got a very good career ahead of him. I’m sure the gaffer and his staff will keep Jamaal grounded and if he keeps working hard then he’s got a really bright future.”
Ipswich are on an impressive run of form which has seen them win their last three matches, but Hobbs says Forest are looking to halt The Tractor Boys’ good run and cement their own position in the playoff places.
He said: “It’ll be a really tough test. Mick McCarthy has done well at Ipswich and they’ve been on a good run of late. There will be a few former Forest lads coming back as well so they will want to impress.
“It is a game we’re looking forward to though. We’re on home soil and we’re aiming for back-to-back wins heading into the Christmas period. If we can get a good run of form going then we know we’ll move up the league table pretty quickly.”
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