Jack Hobbs and David Vaughan will both leave Nottingham Forest for free this summer, with neither player to be handed a new contract when the summer comes around.
The Nottingham Post have confirmed that both Hobbs and Vaughan have played their last game for the Reds, with Aitor Karanka set to offload the duo and allow them to find new clubs.
Both players have been at the City Ground since 2013, making a significant contribution over the last five years.
Hobbs, 29, has made 86 appearances for Forest, having initially joined on-loan in 2013, before making his move permanent.
However, just five of those appearances have come this season, with Karanka turning to the defender only once – on the final day of the season against Bolton.
Like Hobbs, Vaughan initially arrived on-loan at the City Ground, with the 35-year-old going on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
Vaughan has made 16 appearances across all competitions this season for the Reds, but hasn’t featured since January 30th.
The duo are leading an exodus at the City Ground, according to the Nottingham Post, with Karanka looking to make between six and 10 additions to his squad following a 17th place finish in the Championship.
Both Hobbs and Vaughan have been good servants at the City Ground, but news of their departures can hardly be a surprise given the lack of game time they have had, particularly under Karanka.
Forest’s 2017/18 campaign was disappointing, with Karanka looking to make big changes to get his side challenging higher next season.
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