Alex Hunt breaks silence on extending his Sheffield Wednesday stay
Young Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, Alex Hunt, has commented for the first time on extending his time at Hillsborough after a one-year option was exercised.
The 20-year-old didn’t quite have the 2020/21 campaign that he’d have hoped for as he managed to only get a few more games under his belt, however the drop down to League One – however heart-breaking – could offer him an opportunity to take the next step in his career.
Hunt, a lifelong Wednesdayite himself, has been with the club since he was just seven-years-old, and he’s desperate to see his club get back up again next season as they take aim at an immediate return to the Championship.
To date, the young midfielder has made 14 appearances in a Wednesday shirt since making his debut in blue and white, and under Darren Moore he’ll have the chance to add to that tally in the season ahead.
He told the club’s official website, “I’m obviously really happy to stay at the club and have a lot of ambition… I’ve been with the club since the age of seven, I just love the support, the fans, the people who work at the club, whether at the stadium or training ground. It’s what makes the place, the people and the fans.
“There was a lot of disappointment at the end of the season and the only way to bounce back from that is to come back stronger. You come back stronger and determined in pre-season as a team and individuals and remain positive throughout.
“You have to move forward now and to do that, you can use what happened last season as motivation, have a little bit of anger from it, learn from it and know that you don’t want to go through it again.
“We might have our doubters next season but we have to show what we’re about to have the best chances of a successful season.”
Moore does have a history of giving youth a chance, and has already spoken of how the plethora of young talent at Hillsborough will have the chance to prove themselves in preseason when the club return in a few weeks’ time.