Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Burnley

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 3 - 3 C Palace

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Hunt hails Holloway influence

Crystal Palace new boy Jack Hunt admits he cannot wait to start working under Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park.

Last Updated: 03/09/13 at 20:41 Post Comment

Jack Hunt: Looking forward to working under Ian Holloway

Jack Hunt: Looking forward to working under Ian Holloway

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Highly-rated full-back Hunt completed his move to Palace from Huddersfield on transfer deadline day, signing a four-year deal with the Eagles.

A number of other Premier League clubs were thought to be keen on Hunt, but Palace won the race to secure the 22-year-old's signature.

Hunt is relishing pitting his wits against the best players in the Premier League and admits Holloway played a big part in his decision to move to Palace.

"The interest from Crystal Palace filled me with a lot of confidence, obviously it's the best league in the world and I wanted to jump at the chance to go to Crystal Palace," Hunt told Sky Sports.

"I spoke to the manager for a good hour, hour-and-a-half and the chat was brilliant, he is a brilliant man.

"He is very honest and I can't wait to play for him and you can see why he has such a good team spirit there, and that's only after one conversation with him."

Palace were one of the busiest clubs during the transfer window and Hunt is confident that they can stay up if all their new signings gel quickly after being impressed by their win over Sunderland last weekend.

"After the game I watched on Saturday I thought it was very good," added Hunt.

"There are going to be five, six, seven teams that are going to find it tough in the league, but we have made some great signings and as long as everyone can gel pretty quickly I am sure we can stay up.

"We have the confidence and I am sure we will give it a good go."

Hunt, who is regarded as one of the best young players in the country, is confident playing in the Premier League will help him to improve as a player.

"I think playing against better players will only improve me and give me more experience," continued Hunt.

"I have got quite a bit of experience for my age as I have played a good 140 games, but to test myself against the best players in the world, in the best league in the world, will be brilliant for me.

"I had a fantastic time at Huddersfield and now I am looking forward to the challenge ahead of me, playing against some of the best players in the world."

Interview courtesy of New Era Global Sports

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

International friendly: England v Norway preview

Team news for Wednesday's international friendly clash between England and Norway at Wembley (kick-off 8pm).

England captain Wayne Rooney 'looks chubby', says Norway's Vegard Forren

Norway defender Vegard Forren says England captain Wayne Rooney “looks a bit chubby”.

Transfer News: Celtic get SFA help over John Guidetti loan deal

Scottish FA confirms it will apply to FIFA for an exception to help push through John Guidetti's loan move to Celtic.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property