PETER CLARKE wants England Under 21 boss Stuart Pearce to run the rule over his Huddersfield Town teammate Jack Hunt.
The 20-year-old right-back shone again as Lee Clark’s side went third in League I with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Stevenage.
And his skipper, who won eight Under 21 caps when at Everton, said: “Playing like he is, Jack has to be worth a look.”
Academy product Hunt, however, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
“My aim is just to keep working, keep improving and help Huddersfield Town win promotion,” he said.
“I am only 20, and I only made my debut at the start of last season, and that was in League II (while on loan to Chesterfield), so I still have a lot to learn.
“I’m working with great coaches, and if I can keep on getting better, I’ll be delighted, but I won’t get carried away – my teammates make sure my head stays where it should be!”
Town had to scrap for a victory sealed by goals from Gary Roberts (44th minute) and Lee Novak (76th).
They had a let-off when Stevenage’s John Mousinho missed a penalty in the 88th minute of a match which was followed by a skirmish involving players and management staff from both sides sparked when visiting coach Dino Maamria spurned Town manager Lee Clark’s handshake on the final whistle.
“It was a tough game and I knew Stevenage were likely to take a pretty direct approach after playing against them for Chesterfield last season,” he said.
“You have to be able to deal with all kinds of tactics and I thought the football we did manage to play deserved to win us the match.”
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