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Friday 21 September 2018

Cook hoping for Hunt deal

Noel Hunt is wanted by Wigan boss Paul Cook. Photo: Getty
Noel Hunt is wanted by Wigan boss Paul Cook. Photo: Getty

Wigan boss Paul Cook hopes to complete a deal to sign former Ireland striker Noel Hunt.

The Waterford-born forward, released by Portsmouth at the end of last season, appeared for League One side Wigan in a friendly last weekend as a trialist and ex-Sligo boss Cook, who managed Hunt at Pompey, is hopeful of sealing a deal.

"Noel's great, he'll never let anyone down," Cook said.

"Hopefully something can get sorted out for Noel here in the short-term because I think he's a great influence on every dressing room he goes in.

"He's still got a massive part to play. His game management and experience is great."

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