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McCarthy Confirms Hunt Signing New Deal
Monday, 30th Jun 2014 11:34

Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that winger Stephen Hunt is rejoining the Blues on a one-year deal, as TWTD revealed last week.

Speaking ahead of pre-season getting underway at Playford Road this morning, McCarthy said: “Hunty’s coming back, we’re re-signing Hunty, that’s been agreed, a one-year deal.

“I’m delighted with that not only because of what he brings on the pitch but what he brings off it, he’s a great character around the place.

“Others, we’ll just wait and see what happens. We’re talking to people but they’re all doing their recruitment as well. We all want to get the best players for the best deals and the players all want to get the best clubs for the best deals, so there’s a bit of chat going on with a few of them.”

Hunt wasn't amongst the players taking the traditional run around the training ground and seems likely to join up with the squad later in the week.

Meanwhile, another of last season's loanees Paul Green is interesting Rotherham, who have already signed former Blues Frazer Richardson and Scott Loach.

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LiamCP123 added 11:37 - Jun 30
Just really hope hes not our main winger..

TractorCam added 11:38 - Jun 30
Good news, hoping he is a squad player though and we get someone like Danny Ward as first team, great news nonetheless

Fixed_It added 11:48 - Jun 30
He didn't join in with the traditional run around Playford Road? That's it - as soon as they sign the contract they stop trying...

Diamonddazzler91 added 11:48 - Jun 30
Will provide some valuable experience for Henshall and Doherty, when he returns. Important to have these types of players who are a crack off the pitch

irishtim added 12:06 - Jun 30
Good to have around and help the younger lads. Plus he is a bubbly character which helps with morale. One year deal sensible.

ruds added 12:14 - Jun 30
He's not the answer that we're ALL praying for but if he can impart some experience this is part of the master plan i'm very sure! Can't see Hunty winning us may games but on cold winters nights away to Bolton & Wolves he's the type of character that we help us avoid defeat..... #InMickWeTrust

Marcus added 12:22 - Jun 30
Good news. He adds to the squad and is an effective impact player (at times), good to see the squad largely sticking together - it's what we've been lacking. Next season the cohesion between players should be more advanced.

I know some people compare with Bullard but ignore that Bullard was carrying what turned out to be a career ending injury. No player likes to admit that and I'm sure he was determined to 'get over' it and play his best no matter what some people say. It didn't happen and a player like that can change from being good to have around to being a nightmare when in a position like that.

They're similar in some ways - bubbly personality, curly hair - but they are different players and it's best to see them like that. Hopefully Hunt will be (with a full pre-season) the player we hoped Bullard would be.

Mark added 12:25 - Jun 30
Hopefully his wages are not too expensive, as I'm not sure how effective he'll be next season as he turns 33. I'm sure Mick knows what he's doing though and maybe Hunt can be useful in Henshall's development?

jas0999 added 12:36 - Jun 30
As I said the other day his is 50/50 for me. Can understand having him around the place as he's a great character apparently. But, performance wise he's been very inconsistent. The latter part of last season, he was frankly poor. Assume he will be a squad player.

Hope Green does go to Rotherham. We need more creativity in midfield. Green is too similar to what we already have.

MaySixth added 13:26 - Jun 30
Pretty happy with this. His inconsistency is frustrating but a decent squad player with some nous.

BlueandTruesince82 added 15:09 - Jun 30
How about Jara from Forrest, hes free atm, I know he missed a pen for Chile the other day but he got closer than Sanchez did with his. Always looked decent at Forrest to me but not seen a huge amount of him. Think hes 26 ish so good age to my mind a good little winger, If plays anything like Chile have done I would snap him up

MitchtheITFCman added 22:32 - Jun 30
Anyone heard anything about Ayling?

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