Date: 19th January 2017 at 9:37am
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Blackburn’s Tommie Hoban – on loan from Watford – could return from injury next month.

A dislocated shoulder sustained in training in November has kept the defender on the sidelines since November – he hasn’t been involved since mid-October though – but Owen Coyle is hoping to have him back in contention by the end of next month.

The Blackburn boss confirmed the 22 year old was given the all clear from his surgery with his teammates delighted to see him when he met up with the squad last week.

Coyle told the Official Website.

‘Tommie Hoban came to meet us last week at the hotel in London, he met the group again and the lads were delighted to see him. He’s got a meeting with the surgeon that did his operation and then hopefully he can get the all-clear to start progressing in terms of his rehab and his recovery.’

If Hoban continues to recover well he could be back by mid-February by the end of the month at least.

‘To my mind I would love to have Tommie available from the middle of February towards the end of the month because that would add a real quality player at an important time for us. So he will be back sooner rather than later.’

Hoban has been limited to just the 10 appearances for Blackburn since signing on a season-long agreement from Watford in August.

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