Leeds United-owned Noel Hunt reacts to Ipswich Town debut

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Leeds United-owned Noel Hunt scored the only goal of the Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Noel Hunt may have failed to score a single goal for Leeds United in the Championship, but he did not take much time in opening his account for Ipswich Town.

The 31-year-old joined Leeds in the summer of 2013 after leaving Reading, but he struggled to make a huge impact for the West Yorkshire outfit.

Having been marginalised from the squad since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, Hunt was shipped out on loan to fellow Championship club Ipswich earlier this week.

The Republic of Ireland international made his debut for the Tractor Boys against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

It turned out to be a sensational debut from Hunt, who scored in the fifth minute of injury time to lead Ipswich to a narrow 1-0 win against the Addicks.

It was Hunt’s first goal since January 2013, and he was understandably over the moon.

“You couldn’t write it could you!” Hunt told Ipswich’s official website. “It’s strange because I’ve never been on loan before so I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but all the lads and the staff have made me feel right at home.

“As debuts go, it was a dream come true but I have to praise all the lads for the graft they have put in today. I took a whack from an old teammate of mine in Andre Bikey but to then get the goal soon after to win it for us, was really special.

“As I’m sure you could see from the celebrations, that meant a lot to us as a team and it was great to send the fans home happy who were absolutely fantastic behind that goal today.”

The win for Ipswich has placed them second in the Championship table with 34 points from 19 matches, a point behind leaders Derby County.

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