Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Newcastle

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 20:00

Capital One Cup Third Round

Goodison Park

Last Game

Everton 2 - 3 C Palace

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 16:00

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

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Capital One Cup Live

Live updates from the Capital One Cup third round as well as the latest news and views from the world of sport.

Scottish football: Former Celtic striker John Divers has died aged 74

Former Celtic striker John Divers has died. He was 74.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to be positive against Nottingham Forest

Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham need to change their mentality after the defeat by West Brom.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

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