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HUNT DELIGHTED WITH NEW DEAL

26 October 2016

The defender reflected on signing a new contract extension.


Brighton & Hove Albion defender Rob Hunt is thrilled to have committed his immediate future to the club, and feels his years of hard work are reaping dividends.

The 21-year-old signed a contract extension with the Seagulls until the end of June 2018, and now is eager to play a part in the club’s push for Premier League football.

He told seagulls.co.uk, “I’m delighted. I’m very pleased to have signed and now I just want to keep pushing and see what happens.

“It’s [new contract] been talked about for a few weeks and I’m happy we’ve reached an agreement and managed to get it over the line.

“I’ve been here for a long time and I’m so happy to have broken through this season, so I just need to keep pushing hard and towards the main goal.”

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Hunt is now fully integrated within the first-team squad since progressing from Simon Rusk’s under-23 side, and is now open to the possibility of heading out on loan.

“I’ve been training with the first team every day and I’ve moved into that dressing room now. The boys have been fantastic on and off the pitch and they’re a great group.

“I’ve got to keep trying to improve every day. The players and manager are always very supportive of me, and as a group we want to reach that one goal that we didn’t quite achieve last season.

“I want to play games, get some more experience and just keep doing what I’m doing and it will all work out.”

The defender also gave his advice to the club’s academy players with ambitions to break into the first team.

“Just keep working hard on and off the pitch, make sure you do everything right and your opportunity will come around.

“If you enjoy it, you’re going to play to the best to your ability and fingers crossed it will work out for the best.”

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