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20 August 2012

Defender looking to build on solid start

Huddersfield Town defender Jack Hunt caught the eye against Cardiff last time out and is looking forward to building on his impressive start to life in the Championship.

Town’s Academy graduate, who was playing for the first time ever in the Championship against Cardiff, produced a superb display of defending which saw him keep Welsh international Craig Bellamy quiet for the entire match.

Despite his own personal display the defender was disappointed to leave South Wales empty handed.

“We went to Cardiff with a game plan and it worked for 90 minutes, sadly Cardiff got a little bit of luck in stoppage time and won the three points, which could have easily been ours,” Jack told

“I want to do my best for the team and I thrive under the big occasion. I loved my Championship debut but was absolutely gutted by the result.”

He continued: “We have set our standards for the season after the performance against Cardiff. At home the fans will expect us to attack more and that is something we will work on. The way we played at Cardiff worked very well and it is something we will try and replicate. At home we will try and attack more and hopefully we will kick things off with three points against Nottingham Forest.”

Jack swapped shirts with Bellamy at the end of the game and gave a little insight into what the Welshman said to him. 

“He was giving me a little bit of advice about how I could maybe improve my game and we were just having a general chat. He was a really nice guy and I can't speak highly enough of him. In my eyes Craig Bellamy is a player who could still do well in the Premier League and he has had a fantastic career so I thought it would be nice to get his shirt, it is something I will cherish.

“I showed him a lot of respect on the pitch but you have to be fearless. If I had shown him that I was afraid of his ability then he would have probably taken advantage of that – it was nice to keep him quiet.”

The attack minded full-back was one of Town’s leading assist makers last season and admitted he has set himself personal targets for the season.

“I scored three goals last season and I have a figure in my head of how many goals I want to score and assists I want to make. I have been practising shooting a lot with my left foot as a lot of defenders know that I like to go down the line on my right.”

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