Huddersfield Town’s Jack Hunt savours PFA Team of Year award - but promotion is still key

JACK HUNT says being picked in the PFA League I Team of the Season has given him a big boost as Town begin their countdown to the play-offs.

Jack Hunt in action against Carlisle United

HUDDERSFIELD Town's Jack Hunt says being picked in the PFA League I Team of the Year has given him a big boost as Town begin their countdown to the play-offs.

The emerging right-back joined 38-goal hot shot Jordan Rhodes in the side selected by fellow players and announced at the union’s annual dinner.

Only 11 Town players have been similarly honoured since the PFA began their seasonal awards back in 1974.

And 21-year-old academy product Hunt said: “It feels great to have been selected, but it will feel even better if we can win promotion.

“I’ve enjoyed the season so far, and I’ve been pleased at the way I’ve developed personally, but we all know we’re now at the business end.

“We’ve had a blip in form, but we’re in the play-offs now and we’re all looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

Hunt made his 45th appearance of the campaign as Town sealed a two-legged play-off semi-final against MK Dons by beating Scunthorpe 1-0 at the Galpharm.

With two regular league games left, Simon Grayson’s fifth-placed side, who go to Walsall on Saturday, will now fight it out with MK for fourth spot and home advantage in the semi second leg.

“We’re aiming to win both our remaining games and see where we end up,” added Hunt, whose side are level on points with MK but have a goal difference of 30 as opposed to 37.

“MK Dons are a good side, and we’ve had two tight games against them so far this season (both finished 1-1).

“It’s a good surface down there and a great stadium to play at, and with the backing of our supporters, we feel we have every chance of making the final.”

Town have a development game against Birmingham in the Midlands today, when midfield trio Damien Johnson, Tommy Miller and Oscar Gobern are all due to continue their return from injuries.

 
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