Noel Hunt has left Elland Road on a free transfer this week.
Yesterday saw Leeds United allow striker Noel Hunt leave the club on a free transfer. The Irishman joined up with Leeds from Reading in 2013, following his former boss in Berkshire Brian McDermott.
Hunt played 22 times for the club but never scored and his spell is generally considered the thing of flops. He recently spent a spell on loan at Ipswich Town to gain some much needed first-team football, where he managed to score one goal in four appearances.
Now he has cancelled his contract by mutual consent at Leeds and is set to join Ipswich on a permanent deal.
But the player is not bitter toward the club after his exit, telling the official Leeds website:
“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."
While unpopular when on the pitch, Hutn has rarely done anything off of it to incur any wrath and now Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has thanked Hunt for his services. Speaking in his weekly press conference he said:
Redfearn says Noel Hunt leaves with everyone's best wishes: "He's a good lad, it hasn't worked out but not for a lack of trying." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) January 8, 2015
Which seems to echo most of the sentiments from Leeds toward their exited goal-shy striker.