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Former Ireland International Could Be Turning Out In The League Of Ireland This Summer

Former Ireland International Could Be Turning Out In The League Of Ireland This Summer

The Hunt brothers' football future is uncertain at the moment.

Noel spent last season with Southend. Making 21 appearances in League One, scoring four goals. The 33-year-old was included on a list of players released by the club recently, though he could yet remain with Southend.

Manager Phil Brown told the Echo-News.co.uk:

We’re in negotiations with Noel but because of the way it works and the kind of deal we’re offering him he has to go on the list we’re required to put out by a certain time.

We’re offering him a deal which is more in favour of the club than the player and is linked to him playing regularly.

He struggled with injuries last season but he’s an experienced striker and if he can stay fit then he will definitely score goals at this level.

Stephen, then a free agent, joined Coventry in January. It was a deal for which he pretty much begged manager Tony Mowbray. He went on to make five appearances for Coventry as they finished five points outside the League One playoff places. He would sit on the bench as an unused sub on another five occasions. The 34-year-old has since been left go by Coventry.

Having spent the best part of the last two decades in English football, Stephen Hunt could be taking his boots a little bit closer to home this summer.

The Irish Sun reports that Hunt the elder may take up a role with Wexford Youths.

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Manager Shane Keegan is eager to get the midfielder on board.

Stephen has trained with us for the past few summers and it has been great having him around the place.

If we could get him involved, even in an informal capacity, I’d be delighted.

Exactly what that role would be is unclear. It could be in a coaching capacity, or according to Neil O'Riordan of the Irish Sun, as a player.

Hunt would join several former Ireland internationals to play in the League of Ireland over recent years, including Keith Fahey, Stephen McPail, Damien Duff, Liam Miller and Alan Bennett.

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