Championship clubs circle for Oldham's Hunt

Callum Brittain of Milton Keynes Dons and Rob Hunt of Oldham Athletic in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oldham Athletic at StadiumMK on October...

HITC Sport understands a number of Championship clubs are tracking the Oldham defender.

Callum Brittain of Milton Keynes Dons and Rob Hunt of Oldham Athletic in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oldham Athletic at StadiumMK on October...

A host of Championship clubs are weighing up a move for Oldham Athletic defender Rob Hunt, HITC Sport understands.

Hunt has caught the eye for Oldham since joining the club in the summer from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The left-back joined Oldham on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell at Boundary Park last season, where he helped them secure survival in League One.

A general view shows the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Stoke City at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on...

Hunt came through the ranks at Brighton and made eight first-team appearances for the Seagulls before opting to leave in the summer in search of regular first-team football.

Hunt's performances for Oldham so far this season have not gone unnoticed and scouts from clubs higher up the football pyramid have been keeping a regular check on his progress.

The 22-year-old is understood to have a £300,000 release clause in his contract at Boundary Park and the news is sure to alert his list of admirers.

The defender's versatility in that he can play right-back or left-back has made him an attractive proposition to his suitors and Oldham could face a fight to keep hold of the defender when the transfer window reopens in January.

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