HUDDERSFIELD Town's Jack Hunt makes no bones about it – he wants revenge on Peterborough United!
Town’s 3-0 defeat by Posh in the 2010 League I play-off final at Old Trafford meant a miserable end to an exciting debut season for the right-back – and denied him a double promotion.
He spent the first half of the campaign at Chesterfield, who went on to go up from League II, returning in the January to cement a regular place in Lee Clark’s side.
Hunt, 21, is just as vital a component in the side built by Simon Grayson, and with Town third after Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Wolves, is relishing life in the Championship following last season’s elevation via the play-offs.
He’ll make his 86th Town appearance against a Peterborough side who finished 18th in the Championship last season but are bottom going into tonight’s game, having lost all five home matches so far.
Town aim to join Millwall, Leeds, Bristol City, Wolves and Nottingham Forest in the list of sides to have won at London Road.
But they will still be wary of a team who have chalked up victories at Hull and Barnsley and will still be smarting from Saturday’s last-gasp defeat at Watford, who took the points with a penalty.
“Things have moved on since we last played Peterborough, but the lads who were there at Old Trafford will certainly want to do well tonight,” said Hunt, who also spent loan time at non-league Grays Athletic as a teenager.
“They deserved their win on the day, but we were hurt from it. From my point of view, I hope we beat them 6-0, but of course, we’ll take any kind of victory.”
Hunt is hoping loan pair James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford, who were both on target against Wolves, can maintain their hot form as Town prepare for an away double (after Peterborough, it’s Millwall on Saturday).
Norwich’s Vaughan has three goals in seven games and Leicester’s Beckford two in three.