Nottingham Forest star vows to keep attacking ahead of Derby County clash

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Ahead of Nottingham Forest's big clash with rivals Derby County, right back Jack Hunt says he is going to keep on attacking.

With Stuart Pearce handed the reins at the City Ground this summer, the former England and Forest left back was backed heavily in the transfer market. In came the likes of Michael Mancienne, Chris Burke, Michail Antonio, Britt Assombalonga, Matt Fryatt, Louis Laing, Robert Tesche and Lars Veldwijk, as Forest's transfer outlay closed in on £10m - though the eventual sales of Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles to Newcastle certainly helped.

Another player who arrived this summer was Crystal Palace full back Jack Hunt. The former Huddersfield Town youngster had impressed for the Terriers, tempting then-Palace boss Iain Holloway into a £2m move. However, he almost immediately broke his ankle and was sidelined for four months before joining Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season.

Now fully fit and with a point to prove, Hunt has joined Forest on loan until January, and so far he's earned plenty of plaudits for his marauding runs up the right flank for Pearce's men - and despite some criticism for his defensive deficiencies, Hunt has vowed to keep on attacking, whilst he also spoke of his delight at how things are currently playing out for him during his loan spell.

"It is something I enjoy, it is a massive part of my game," said Hunt. "I have had stick in the past from people saying the defensive side of my game is not great. But I love being an attacking full back and I will not stop that.

"I did almost end up as a winger in the final ten minutes at Bolton... but they are the positions I like to take up," Hunt added. "The manager wants me to do that. I am naturally an attacking full back and the gaffer wants me to use those attributes."

"It could not be any better for me, it has worked out very well, when it comes to the loan move."

Forest face their biggest test of the season so far on Sunday as they welcome fierce local rivals Derby County to the City Ground. With Pearce surely looking to attack in front of the Forest faithful, expect Hunt to be an integral part of their plans to win the game this weekend.

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