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LEWIS
HUNT
(Midfielder)
Born: 25 August 1982
Where: Birmingham
Joined Wycombe: July 2008 from Southend United (free).
Contracted until June 2010.
Wycombe Debut: Barnet 1 Wycombe 1 - 21 Oct 2008 - League Two
First Wycombe goal: Wycombe 1 Bradford 0 - 15 Nov 2008 - League Two
Lewis Hunt
Career summary at Wycombe
22 appearances - 1 goal
up to end of 2008/9 season.
Career Details * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Aug00-Jul04 Derby County 8(3) 0 0(2) 0
Oct03-May04 Southend United(*) 23(3) 0 8(0) 0
Jul04-Jun08 Southend United 103(17) 2 23(3) 1
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 20(0) 1 2(0) 0
Background: Birmingham born but got his chance when offered a chance to join Derby County. Given his First Team debut as a late substitute in a League Cup tie at Mansfield on 10th September 2002. Made his first start a month later in the 2-2 draw League meeting with Walsall at Pride Park on 5th October 2002.
Made just appearance for Derby at the start of the following season before agreeing a loan deal with basement League side Southend United, then Managed by Steve Wignall. A regular with the Shrimpers during 2003/2004, the move was made permanent for the start of the following season which would culminate in Hunt being part of the squad that gained promotion to 'League One' via the play-offs. Another promotion would follow in season 2005/6 as The Shrimpers won the 'League One' title and entry into the 'Championship'. Hunt would feature prominently again and although the season ended in relegation, a run to the Quarter-Final of the League Cup will stick in the memory, although for Hunt, a Fourth Round victory over Manchester United was tempered by being substituted in the 14th minute due to injury.
Released by Southend boss Steve Tilson at the end of the 2007/8 campaign and eventually became Peter Taylor's sixth signing of the close season when he signed a two year deal on 23rd July 2008. The Wycombe boss commented, "He can play in different positions, he's got good experience and he's got two promotions at Southend in the past. He's at a good age and it's a good opportunity for him to play football." Meanwhile, Hunt said, "I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think that promotion was a possibility." He also added that having Taylor as Manager was an influence on his decision to move to Adams Park, saying, "(Taylor) comes with a proven track record and he has managed at the highest level. He's so well respected in the game and if anyone can get the Club promoted you'd expect him to be one of the managers to do it."
External links:
Wikipedia
Soccerbase stats
Hunt joins Wycombe - WW official - 23 July 2008
Chairboys on the Net 2008-9 - www.chairboys.co.uk - all rights reserved.
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