Leeds United striker Noel Hunt signs for Ipswich Town

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After falling down the pecking order at Leeds, striker Noel Hunt has signed for Ipswich Town on loan.

Hunt, 31, joined Leeds on a free transfer back in 2013, reuniting with his former Reading boss Brian McDermott at Elland Road.

Despite scoring goals in the Premier League, Hunt failed to find the back of the net in his first season with the club, going 20 games without a goal.

And since the arrival of Billy Sharp, Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci, Hunt has really been out of the picture under three different managers.

David Hockaday, Darko Milanic and Neil Redfearn have all chosen to go with different options in attack, and having been left out entirely this season, it was only a matter of time before he left the club.

Surprisingly though, the former Republic of Ireland international has ended up joining a club higher in the Championship than Leeds, with Ipswich Town taking him on loan until January.

Hunt's brother Stephen - a former team mate with Reading - is also playing with the Tractor Boys, and both will be hoping to help Mick McCarthy's men to promotion, with Ipswich sitting in fourth place in the Championship table.

Hunt will most likely serve as cover for the likes of Connor Sammon, Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick, and could free up some room for Redfearn to sign a new player for Leeds.

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