Former Sheffield Wednesday man released as ex-trialist in talks with Bristol City

Jack Hunt will be available as a free agent after Bristol City confirmed that the former Sheffield Wednesday man will be released by the club at the end of his current contract.

By Joe Crann
Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:18 am

The 30-year-old fullback played 41 times in the Championship for City this season, grabbing a couple of goals and a couple of assists along the way, but it has now been confirmed that his time there is coming to an end.

Hunt left Wednesday in 2018 for an undisclosed fee after playing over 100 games in Owls colours, and built up a good rapport with Wednesdayites for the role that he played in achieving a Play-Off position for two seasons in a row.

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Now though, he’s on the lookout for a new club ahead of the 2021/22 campaign following Nigel Pearson’s decision not to offer him a new deal.

Meanwhile, former Wednesday trialist, Danny Simpson, remains in talks with the Robins about extending his deal after he signed a short-term contract towards the end of last season following a brief spell on trial at Middlewood Road.

The 34-year-old made four Championship appearances for the club after joining in March, but was unable to help the club’s tough end to the season that saw them fail to win any of their final 10 matches.

Other released players at City that may be of interest are the likes of Hakeeb Adelakun, Famara Diédhiou and Henri Lansbury – especially with the Owls likely to be delving into the free agent market in the coming months as they prepare for a season back in League One.

Jack Hunt is leaving Bristol City.

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