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Warnock and Pearce pay tribute to departing Leeds star Noel Hunt

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The Leeds defenders say the 32-year-old forward will be missed.

Leeds United defenders Stephen Warnock and Jason Pearce have paid tribute to striker Noel Hunt, who left Elland Road by mutual consent this afternoon.

The 32-year-old failed to score for Leeds and could be set to join Ipswich Town on a permanent deal.

Warnock, however, insists the 'top pro' will be missed, while centre-back Pearce echoed those sentiments and wished Hunt all the best for his new challenge.

Upon his Leeds exit earlier today, Hunt said he held 'no bitterness' towards the club:

“I feel no bitterness in anyway towards anyone associated at the club. All the way from the president, to all the coaching and general staff at Thorp Arch and at Elland Road, I’d like to say thank you.

“Everyone made the experience as enjoyable as possible and I’d also like to thank the supporters for everything you have shown me. I leave the club with many happy memories.

“My home is in Leeds and that will continue and I have made many friends during my time at the club."

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