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Jack in the Hunt for Derby Glory

30 January 2014

Reds new boy Jack Hunt met with the press for the first time as a Barnsley player, after joining the Reds from Crystal Palace on loan.

The defender is set to be included in the squad against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

"Everyone knows I've been out for a long time with a broken ankle", said Hunt. "I spoke to my Manager - who knows Danny Wilson well - its an opportunity to get some games and fitness back.

"I know it's a passionate club, being at Huddersfield, and it's a tough place to come.

"I can't wait to pull the shirt on. I didn't have long to think about it but I didn't need long."

Hunt suffered from a broken ankle in training shortly after securing a move to Crystal Palace from Huddersfield last summer, but will have no qualms about going in for a tough tackle.

"I'm delighted to get it (loan deal) done," he continued. "I need to be patient and not rush myself. I'm still getting a few little pains but the ankle is healed. It's going to be hard to last 90 minutes in my first game, but I know what the Championship is like.

"You've got to get on with it. I've done a lot of running. I feel very good. You can do all the running in the world but if you get out on the pitch it's a different type of fitness. I'm a naturally fit lad anyway.

"I was only going to come here for a month, but I wanted to come for the rest of the season. I'm from up north, and I'm expecting my firs child in April. It's the best of both worlds because I can get some games and my child will be born up north."

Jack has been allocated squad number 12.

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