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Coventry turn to Hunt


Stephen Hunt Photo: Getty

Stephen Hunt Photo: Getty

Stephen Hunt Photo: Getty

Coventry City hope that an "infectious" Stephen Hunt can have a positive effect on the side this weekend ahead of a possible debut for the ex-Ireland man.

Hunt, 34, has been out of the game since leaving Ipswich Town last May but last week he signed a short-term deal with Coventry. Manager Tony Mowbray decided not to use the veteran in last week's clash with Burton Albion but Hunt may now feature on Saturday against Southend, Mowbray impressed with Hunt in a reserve team game earlier this week

"I went to Barnsley to watch him in the Under-21s on Monday," said Mowbray. "He's a very good footballer with a good voice and rate of enthusiasm. He is good on the ball so let's see if we can utilise him.

"I think we can because he understands the game, rarely gives the ball away and is a different type of player to what we have got. He's a very infectious type of player for the team, full of urgency and energy; just a good football player. He's just intelligent with a football so we'll try to utilise him where we feel best."