The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Adam Hip­kiss

LEEDS United’s new striker Noel Hunt has vowed to help re­vive ‘a sleep­ing gi­ant’ af­ter his move to York­shire.

Hunt, 30, has linked-up again with man­ager Brian McDer­mott, who he played for at Read­ing af­ter sign­ing a two-year deal.

Now his aim is to try and help get Leeds back into the Pre­mier League.

He said: “This a mas­sive club. I think it’s a sleep­ing gi­ant that needs to be wo­ken up.

“Ex­pec­ta­tions are go­ing to be mas­sive here, but you see how big this football club is.

“It’s one of the top six clubs in Eng­land can’t sleep for­ever.

“I hope we’ve got enough to give it a poke and get it up and run­ning. It’s a big sea­son for the club and a big sea­son for me.

“We have to get back where we should be and the only way we will do that is by work­ing hard, and the fans have to get be­hind us as well.

“I al­ways hated play­ing at Leeds – you knew you were in for a bat­tle, on the field and off it – I’m look­ing for­ward to them get­ting be­hind me now.

“I re­ceived a lot of mes­sages from fans on Twit­ter which were very en­cour­ag­ing and there was no doubt in my mind about com­ing up here.

“When Brian first phoned I had it in my head that I wanted to come to Leeds.”

AIM­ING BIG: Noel Hunt

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