The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IF ever a lad de­serves a bit of luck it’s Jack Hunt, who has just signed for Barns­ley on loan from Crys­tal Palace.

He’s a great lad who worked so hard at Hud­der­s­field. He then went to Palace in the sum­mer, dream­ing of mak­ing it in the top flight.

But be­fore he could even kick a ball, he was cut down with a ter­ri­ble bro­ken an­kle. You just felt sick for him. I very much hope this is the first step in his re­cu­per­a­tion and that it ul­ti­mately leads young Jack back to the Pre­mier League.

Ob­vi­ously the jury is out on whether he’s good enough but I cer­tainly rate him very highly. He’s a full-back very much in the mould of John Stones or Sam Byram – one of those who loves to bomb for- ward and make things hap­pen.

You need that to make it in the Pre­mier League, and he should be a great as­set for Barns­ley. And I’ll tell you some­thing else – there’s not a bet­ter man­ager than Danny Wil­son to get him back to his best.

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