Defender looking to build upon good start
Jack Hunt has told htafc.com that the Terriers impressive start to the season gives them ‘massive confidence’ ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The 21 year-old has made 14 league appearances so far this season and admits the pre-season target has changed as a result of Town’s early season form.
“We came into this league without much Championship experience between us and the main priority was to stay in this League,” he said.
“With the confidence around the Club being so high, it gives us massive belief, so why not push on and target the Play-Offs.
“In the Championship, it’s so easy to drop places within a couple of games. We need to keep our feet on the ground, but why not be confident and aim for the top six.”
Hunt joined the Town Academy at under-9 level and is now an established member of the first team, including earning a place in the PFA League 1 Team of the Year last season.
“Without being disrespectful to League 1 the standard of football in the Championship is a lot better,” Hunt said.
“You get a bit more time on the ball which suits my style of play and I’m definitely pleased on a personal level.
“There are a lot of players that have Premier League experience, so by playing against better wingers every week it helps to keep me on my toes. The Gaffer has helped me a lot and the coaching staff have been brilliant.”
Hunt returned for the 1-0 victory against Barnsley after serving a two-match ban following his sending off at Millwall
“Knowing that I was fit and that only my actions had prevented me from being out there was disappointing,” he said.
“It was annoying to not be on the pitch, but there was no happier person than me to see the lads get four points from six. Regardless of Barnsley’s form and position in the league, it was great to be back, get a clean sheet and win the game 1-0.”
Despite playing alongside a number of wingers this season, he believes that he has had no problem in developing a bond with whoever plays that position.
“It is obviously important to build a great relationship with your winger. I like to know their game inside out and for them to know my game too.
“Simon Church hasn’t been put out wide much in his career, but I think we gelled well with each other against Barnsley.”