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Jack Hunt issues first words following Sheffield Wednesday return

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Jack Hunt has officially signed for Sheffield Wednesday, returning to the club after three years away at Bristol City.

The 30-year-old initially joined on loan from Crystal Palace in 2015, but his move was made permanent in 2016 after an impressive spell at Hillsborough.

Two and a half years later, and over 100 appearances later, Hunt signed for Bristol City and featured over 110 times for The Robins too.

Hunt now returns as Wednesday embark on a season in League One – their first campaign in ten years in the third tier.

The right-back’s career thus far has predominantly involved playing Championship football, with Hunt amassing almost 300 appearances in England’s second tier.

Speaking to the club website about his decision to join once again, Hunt said: “I’m delighted to be back. There was interest elsewhere but once I heard of Wednesday’s interest and spoke to the gaffer the decision was easy for me,” he said.

“He’s told me how he wants the team to play, what he expects from me, and it suits me perfectly. I had a fantastic time here, Wednesday are a special club to me, and it’s about unfinished business too.

“We came so close to promotion twice and that will be the aim again, this time from League One.

“I’ve been there before, I know what it’s all about and what to expect. The last time I was there it ended in promotion and that is the ambition now.”

The verdict

Jack Hunt is another excellent addition at Wednesday, as the club try to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Their recruitment thus far has consisted of younger, exciting players, whilst Hunt offers higher-level experience but he is an equally as exciting addition.

At Bristol City, he was predominantly deployed as part of a back four, however, Wednesday are likely to use Hunt at right wing-back. Hunt has the energy and poses enough of an attacking threat to operate as a wing-back, and defensively speaking, he also ticks the boxes.

This is another step in the right direction for Wednesday. Hunt is a player who boosts their chances of promotion and that is the ultimate objective.

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