Watford defender Tommie Hoban ​believes a loan move could be the best thing for him after missing the entire Premier League campaign through injury.

Hoban has been heavily linked with a temporary switch to Leeds United this week, while fellow Championship sides Fulham, Reading, Rotherham and Charlton are said to have enquired about a deal.

And Hoban told the Watford Observer“A loan move is a possibility but ultimately that isn't just down to me.

“It is down to the club as well. I will work hard over the next month to get my fitness levels back up to where they should be.

“After that we will see what the club’s plans are for me. Going out on loan could be an option because it would allow me to play games and hopefully get back to my best.”

Hoban could follow his former Hornets teammate Lloyd Dyer to the Championship, with Ipswich Town closing in on a free transfer move for the winger, according to reports.

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Dyer was released last week after failing to break into Quique Sanchez Flores' plans, and would add significant promotion experience to Mick McCarthy's play-off chasing side.

The 33-year-old has previously helped West Brom, Leicester and Watford out of England's second tier.