Date:Wednesday July 3 2013
Josh Aspinall from Vital Reading gives us his views on Leeds latest signing Noel Hunt.
Hunt spent five years at Reading, making over 150 appearances for the club.
How disappointed are you to see Hunt leave Reading?
I have mixed emotions on Hunt leaving really. I would like to have seen him stay for another season, as I genuinely thought he could offer Adkins a different option, compared to Le Fondre and Pogrebnyak`s style of play. On the other hand, after signing Hunt when he was 25 and in his peak as a striker from his time at Dundee United, at the age of 30, he isn`t going to get any fitter or faster. Hunt is a player that thrives on his work rate and eccentric nature, but we struggled to see that side of his game anymore at times last season.
He is described as a winger/striker. What would you say is his best role?
Definitely a striker. The only reason I say this as his attributes as a player doesn`t suit a wing role. McDermott used to deploy him on right wing on occasion when it got desperate, but was unsurprisingly ineffective. However, his darting runs to back post does catch defenders by surprise, but is much better exploited as a forward, or even a second striker.
What are his strengths and weaknesses?
Hunt`s main strength is his aerial ability, which is strange for a striker who stands at 5`10. He has a fantastic leap, certainly one of the best I have seen from a striker his height. Despite Hunty only scoring 39 goals in over 150 games, I can`t remember him missing an awful amount of chances - he is usually quite composed in front of goal and a lot of goals usually come from headers, mainly due to his good leap. He will also work his socks off during games, he never lacks in effort.
In terms of weaknesses, Hunt doesn`t boast many physical attributes. He is not the quickest and not the strongest footballer going. This obviously means that he needs supply if he is going to score goals - good supply too! Hunt has also had his fair share on injuries in his Reading career too, with a knee problem that has troubled him for quite a while in his career.
Describe Hunt in three words?
Friendly, committed, workaholic.
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Date:Wednesday July 3 2013
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