Tommie Hoban's Watford future looks in doubt after he spoke about the injury he suffered while on loan with Aberdeen.

The Hornets' player damaged his cruciate ligament for the second time in under two years in February of this year and is not expected to be match-ready again until October.

With his contract at Vicarage Road due to expire this summer, Hoban said he has heard nothing from the club yet, but that he expected to hear from them in the near future.

Meanwhile, Dons boss Derek McInnes has offered Hoban a lifeline should he not be offered a new contract with Watford, by suggesting he would like to sign him on a permanent basis, a move which Hoban admits interests him.

"I haven’t yet but will probably hear from them in the next month or so I would imagine," said Hoban to the Aberdeen Evening Express.

“Obviously the season is coming to an end but they have an FA Cup final to focus on at the minute.

“I am sure once all that is done I will hear something.

“But I haven’t heard anything regarding that as yet.

“My time at Aberdeen was a lot shorter than I had hoped for but I really loved my time up there.

“I got on really well with all the boys and it is probably one of the best changing rooms I have seen in my time in football.

“Aberdeen are a massive club. You get to play Europa league football and they are always up there at the top end of the table.

“You get to play massive games against sides like Celtic and Rangers.

“There is definitely a big appeal to going back to Aberdeen.

“It was really nice of Derek to say that and if it was to come up it is something I would 100 per cent consider.”