I say get a stand alone phono pre for maximum flexibility in matching to your cartridge and upgradeability in the future.
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Best is to open the Hovland and have a look at the place where the phono module is supposed to go in. If it is a straight forward plug-in then I would suggest you go ahead. If it looks intimidating, best you drive out to the dealer.
My experience is that plug-in phono module are more cost effective than stand alone phono stages, and in addition you will not have to incur the expense of another IC between the stand alone phono and you pre.