Hunt makes Stanley loan switch

Accrington have completed the signing of Rotherham defender Nicky Hunt on an initial one-month loan deal.

Last Updated: 31/12/12 at 19:27

Hunt: One-month loan agreement

Hunt: One-month loan agreement

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Hunt joined the Millers in the summer after leaving Preston but he has been restricted to nine appearances this season and last featured as a substitute in November's 3-2 defeat to Wycombe.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has sanctioned the move so Hunt - who made 161 appearances across 10 seasons at Bolton - can benefit from the opportunity of much-needed match practice.

Stanley counterpart Leam Richardson is delighted to have the 29-year-old on board to fill his team's problem position of right-back.

"Nicky's got vast experience and he's played at every level in the Football League," Richardson told Accrington's official website.

"It's been a position that we've been crying out for all year. People have been in there and done a good job but right-back is a position I'd identified that we needed to fill.

"With Nicky's experience and his quality going forward and defensively hopefully we've filled that gap.

"He's a player I targeted quite early on and he was really eager to come and play for Accrington Stanley.

"He's been in touch wishing us luck and really showed a hunger to come and play for us. I really, really like that in a professional."

Hunt, who also counts Birmingham, Derby and Bristol City among his former clubs, goes straight into the Accrington squad to face Chesterfield on New Year's Day.

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