Former Leeds United attacker Hunt’s current contract with the Tractor Boys runs out in June, and it has been confirmed that he will not remain with the Championship club next season, although things could change.
“Of the ones out of contract, we have released Elliott Hewitt and I’ve told Ando (Paul Anderson), Darren Ambrose, Chappers (Richard Chaplow), Stephen Hunt and Noel that we won’t be offering them anything at the moment,” McCarthy told Town’s official website.
“I’m going away on holiday, they are going away and I’ve told them I want to see what is around. They will be doing the same as well…
“I have not closed the door on those players. They are great lads. We might be good for them. They might be good for us but there is nothing happening with them at the moment.”
Hunt started the 2014-15 campaign with West Yorkshire outfit Leeds, but the Whites released him from his contract.
The 32-year-old signed as a free agent with Ipswich in the January transfer window after spending an initial period on loan at Portman Road.
The former Reading attacker struggled for playing time at Leeds, featuring just once in the Championship.
At Ipswich, Hunt played a total of 12 games in the league, scoring three goals and creating five chances in the process.
It will be interesting to see where the Irishman ends up. Having not played enough football this season, there will not be too many top clubs in the Championship willing to sign him, even as a free agent.