Hobbs makes return to the Imps

Jack Hobbs feels he is fulfilling his dream after returning to his roots as a coach within the Imps’ Academy.

The centre-back is one of the biggest success stories of the club’s youth setup, having gone on to play for Liverpool and Leicester City after becoming the youngest person to pull on the red and white in the Football League when he came off the bench in January 2005 aged just 16 years and 149 days.

He has now taken on an assistant coaching role working with the Academy’s Shadow Scholarship programme.

He said: “I had always hoped to play for Lincoln City again and, although that never happened, I feel honoured to have the opportunity to coach at the club.

“I’m delighted to be back at the club where it all started for me as a player. I hope to impart as much knowledge as possible to the younger players and pass on some of what I’ve learnt throughout my 15 years as a pro.”