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16 April 2015

Players fully focused on top six says Stephen ahead of return to Wolves

Stephen Hunt says he can tell how determined the Town players are to get into the Play-Offs by the fact there has been no talk of holidays in the dressing-room. 

The midfielder comes up against his former club Wolves at the weekend, with sixth-placed Blues three points clear of Kenny Jackett’s side with three games to play. 

“The players are totally focused on the job in hand - getting into the Play-Offs and then if we are there, winning them,” Hunty, who will be making his first return to Molineux since he left, told the Club website. 

“I can tell that - and this might sound strange - because there has been no one asking about holidays in the summer. 

“No one has said ‘where are you going’ or ‘who have you booked with’. There has been no mention of holidays and you normally get a bit of chat about that at this stage of the season. 

“That tells me how focused the players are. If you are not concentrating fully on the job then you tend not to do well.”

Hunty spent three years at Molineux before leaving the club in the summer of 2013 and sees the game as one the home side can’t afford to lose. 

“If we beat them, that will put us six points ahead with two games to go and with a better goal difference,” added the Republic of Ireland international. 

“I can’t see them turning that around but that makes them dangerous because they will have something to chase. 

“We’ve got to make sure we are disciplined. We mustn’t give them anything to go after. We have to defend like men and attack like little boys as I always say - in other words, defend properly and go forward with freedom. If you do that, you always have a chance.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Hunty now.        

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