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Posted Friday, July 6th 2018

This is a club on the up - Hunt

Jack Hunt says he is eager to help City’s progress, adding the “feel-good factor” around the club played a big role in his move to BS3.

The versatile right-back has put pen to paper on a three-year deal after agreeing a switch from Sheffield Wednesday.

Hunt, 27, becomes Lee Johnson’s fifth summer signing as the head coach builds his squad ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

“It feels fantastic,” said Hunt when asked how it felt to get the deal over the line.

“I think the place is going in one direction, there’s a real feel-good factor here so it was something I was desperate to be a part of.

“After seeing the stadium, everything seems to be set up for one direction. After speaking with the head coach and seeing everything about this brilliant place, it was something I was excited to get done.”

He added: “I have followed the Championship for a long time and Bristol City have caught my eye. They went on a great cup run last season, play great football so when I found out there was interest, I really wanted to get the deal done.

“The stadium looks absolutely fantastic and I’m really excited to get out there. I’m thrilled to be here.”

Hunt has more than 250 appearances in a career predominantly spent in the second tier of English football, so hopes his experience can aid the dressing room.

“I’d like to think I have enough experience in this league,” he added. "I’ve been involved in two near misses to the Premier League in the last few years and I don’t want that experience again.

“If I can now pass on any experience to the other players then hopefully that can help us.

“I’m a right-back first and foremost, I’m very attacking with lots of energy and hopefully I can bring that here.”

His move to the Ashton Gate also sees him reunited with Jamie Paterson, after the pair were teammates at Nottingham Forest in the 2014/15 campaign.

Hunt commented: “I spent a brief amount of time with Pato. He’s a great lad and I spoke with him a little bit before the move so it was great to catch up with him.

“It will be great to see everyone else too. There’s still some time before the season starts so that can only benefit me to form relationships with the other players.”

Hunt now joins up with the rest of the City squad for their pre-season preparations, ahead of the new season on August 4th.