Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Blackburn

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 1 - 1 Leeds

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott backs goalless Hunt

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has given striker Noel Hunt his full backing despite being goalless since his summer switch.

Last Updated: 11/09/13 at 12:04 Post Comment

Noel Hunt: Striker has the full backing of boss Brian McDermott

Noel Hunt: Striker has the full backing of boss Brian McDermott

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 30-year-old, who signed from Reading during the transfer window, has endured a slow start to his Elland Road career and was substituted within an hour during United's 1-0 loss to QPR in the Championship last time out.

Hunt was the first to acknowledge his below-par performance as he told fans on Twitter; "I'm an honest lad who always tried to play with my heart on my sleeve! And pride in the shirt! And lets be honest I can only get better!"

However, despite failing to score in his first four outings, former Royals manager McDermott insists he has faith in the Republic of Ireland international.

"Noel is an honest guy," the Leeds boss told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "He is probably down on himself too much at times.

"But I have seen what Noel has given teams I have had in the past, which is an awful lot, on and off the pitch.

"He wants to do really well for Leeds. He knows himself - especially in the last game he played against QPR - that he didn't do himself any justice.

"I didn't need to tell him that, he knows that himself. I thought against Ipswich in the game before, he was very, very good with him and Luke Varney up front doing really well away from home. No-one needs to tell Noel, he knows himself."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company