Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt delighted to be settled after completing permanent switch to Hillsborough

The 25-year-old completed a permanent switch to the Championship side from Crystal Palace last week.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt has explained his relief at finally being settled after a completing a permanent move to Hillsborough, the Sheffield Star reports.

The 25-year-old had been on loan with the Owls for the first part of the season, and clearly did enough to impress manager Carlos Carvalhal as his deal was made permanent last week, with Hunt signing a three-and-a-half year deal (via Sky Sports). And the former Crystal Palace man explained that he was delighted to feel tied down to one club.

"It has been a stressful period," Hunt told the Star.

"As much as I was really enjoying my time on the pitch, sometimes you go home and you think 'what's going to happen next season, am I going to go out on loan again and am I going to have the time to find a home?'

"When I signed for Wednesday, I think the first thing I said was that everyone has made me feel very welcome and I can call it home now."

Since joining the Eagles - where he failed to make a single appearance - in 2013, he has been out on loan four times, with spells at Barnsley, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United coming before he joined Wednesday at the start of this campaign.

But with the Owls, Hunt has done an excellent job, clearly justifying Carvalhal's decision to sign him up permanently. His performances have helped the club keep one of the most solid defensive records out of all the sides that are currently chasing a play-off spot in the Championship.

That form is starting to reap dividends as Saturday's victory over Leeds saw Wednesday move into the top six. And Hunt will be hoping that his new-found stability will help his performance levels remain high, and help the Owls remain in the promotion picture.

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