Ipswich Town winger eyes long term future at Portman Road

Portman Road - Ipswich Town

Stephen Hunt is aiming to finish the season strongly for the play off hopefuls to earn an extended stay at the Suffolk club.

The Republic of Ireland international has had a fine start to life for the Tractor Boys since joining in November on a free transfer.

The former Wolves man linked up with previous boss Mick McCarthy. Hunt played an instrumental role under McCarthy for Wolves but Stephen Hunt's most successful period in his career was at Reading.

Whilst at the Royals, Hunt won the Championship in a point record breaking side and earned Reading's player of the year award in their Premier League debut season.

Since joining Town, Hunt has made 10 league appearances for the side and hopes to settle in Suffolk

"I'm very happy here at Ipswich and I love the area so, all being well, I can hopefully do enough to persuade the manager that I deserve a longer deal.

"That's the aim for me and if that happens, then I will get the family over here and settle in Suffolk.

"The short-term contract I first signed was really a case of 'what if' and it allowed the gaffer to have a look at me, and me to have a look at Ipswich and see if things could go further" he told Ipswich's official match day programme.

Hunt joined an Ipswich Town squad with a large contingent of former Wolves players such as Christophe Berra, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Frank Nouble.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has spoken of Stephen Hunt's positive impact on the Tractor Boy's squad, giving him more options at his disposal. He explained 

“Hunty’s terrific, There is just something about him. He is a great character and people bounce off him."  

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