Report: Wigan Striker Noel Hunt Set To Return To Home Town Club

Report: Wigan Striker Noel Hunt Set To Return To Home Town Club

Former Ireland international Noel Hunt is set to move back to his home town with the Irish Sun reporting that the striker will join Waterford FC in a player/assistant capacity on an 18-month deal.

It has been 16 years since Hunt last lined out for Waterford, the forward having joined on loan from Shamrock Rovers in the 2001/02 season, scoring five goals in nine appearances.

35-year-old Hunt spent the last season with Wigan Athletic but has come to the end of his one year deal with the club and the move would come as a huge boost to the League Of Ireland side, who currently lie in third place in the SSE Airtricity League at the half way stage of the season.

Waterford are having a decent season upon their return to the Premier Division, but are still reeling from the attack on their manager Alan Reynolds in the early hours of last Sunday, with the club releasing a statement on the matter yesterday:

Waterford FC can confirm that manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital following an unprovoked assault last night.

The club will be making no further comment on the matter.

Reynolds is reported to be in hospital with facial injuries as well as a suspected broken leg.


The addition of Hunt would represent some much needed good news, and the 35-year-old would bring a wealth of experience to the RSC, having played in the Premier League with Reading and gaining three caps for his his country. The Waterford native has become somewhat of a journeyman over the past three years moving from Leeds to Ipswich to Southend to Portsmouth, ending up at Wigan and the striker would surely relish the chance to bring some success to his home town club.


H/T: Irish Sun

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