Popular midfielder eyes Play-Off push and long-term contract at Portman Road
Stephen Hunt has revealed that he would love to earn a longer term deal at Portman Road after settling well in Suffolk.
The midfielder, who has extended his short-term deal until the end of the season, is loving life with Town and is hoping to do enough to persuade Mick McCarthy that he can be part of his long-term plans at the Club.
“I’m very happy here at Ipswich and I love the area so, all being well, I can hopefully do enough to persuade the manager that I deserve a longer deal,” explains Hunty in an enlightening interview to be published in Saturday’s matchday programme.
“That’s the aim for me and if that happens, then I will get the family over here and settle in Suffolk.
“The short-term contract I first signed was really a case of ‘what if’ and it allowed the gaffer to have a look at me, and me to have a look at Ipswich and see if things could go further.
“There weren’t any politics involved or anything like that and knowing him and TC from Wolves like I did, I knew he would be totally honest and straight down the line with me.
“Obviously I knew I had to prove myself to get into the team and thankfully I managed to get my foot in the door and I’ve done pretty well since I’ve been in.
“Now the aim is to keep working hard until the end of the season and try and get the team into the Play-Offs. After that, then we can hopefully sort out a longer deal.”
For the full interview with Stephen, check out the matchday programme on Saturday priced at just £3 and available in kiosks around the ground.
Inside you will find out why he wants to buy a dog, his love for Hurling and how he almost moved abroad before joining Town.
Oh, and also look out for some great ‘modelling’ pictures of the midfielder!