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Jack Hunt joins the Owls on loan

3 July 2015

Sheffield Wednesday have bolstered their ranks by signing Crystal Palace full back Jack Hunt.

The 24-year-old has joined the Owls on a season-long loan.

The attacking right back graduated through Huddersfield Town’s youth system, Hunt made his debut for the Terriers in January 2011 after previous loan spells at Grays Athletic and Chesterfield.

The 24-year-old right back went on to make 121 appearances for Town and played a key role in the Terriers’ promotion to the Championship in 2011/12 making 50 appearances.

His powerful performances for the West Yorkshire club in the Championship attracted interest from the Premier League and in September 2013, Crystal Palace signed the defender for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £2m.

An ankle injury disrupted Hunt’s start at Selhurst Park and after a period on the sidelines, the attacking defender joined Barnsley and made 11 appearances in the Championship for the Oakwell club.

Hunt was back on the move last term, starting the season on loan with Nottingham Forest where he played 19 times before switching to Championship rivals Rotherham in January 2015.

The Palace man featured 16 times in the run-in for Steve Evans’ side and aided the Millers in their bid for Championship safety.

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