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"I want to earn a longer-term deal. Jim O'Brien once gate-crashed my wedding." - Coventry City's Stephen Hunt

8 January 2016

The latest City signing believes the 'togetherness' in the City squad could see the Sky Blues achieve promotion...

Coventry City's latest signing Stephen Hunt hopes to earn a longer-term contract with the Sky Blues.

The 34-year old has penned a short-term contract with the Sky Blues after training with Tony Mowbray's side for over a week.

The former Republic of Ireland international has previously played in the Premier League with Reading, Hull City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Hunt has praised the atmosphere at the Sky Blues and hopes to stay with City until the end of the season.

The midfielder said: "I've really enjoyed the training and the atmosphere around the club. It's a great place to come into and delighted to sign a deal.

"I'm really looking forward to it as Tony Mowbray is an attacking manager and I've done really well previously under managers who try and play the same way.

"I believe I should be playing in the Championship but I said to myself that if I was going to drop down, I'd want to come to a club on the top and at the top end of the league.

"Of course, I like to earn a longer-term deal which will keep me here until the end of the season as there is a great group of players here who can achieve something this season."

Hunt's last club was Championship side Ipswich Town who he left in the summer after 38 appearances at Portman Road in two seasons.

The Irish midfielder also revealed that he believes the togetherness in the squad could see City promoted and that Jim O'Brien once gate-crashed his wedding.

He added: "I've been able to experience promotion a few times in my career and that togetherness in the dressing room at the moment is the most important thing.

"They're a great group with loads of talent and quality so it is really looking good for this club at the moment. It is a massive club and the fans coming back shows that.

"I know one member of the squad because Jim O'Brien once gate-crashed my wedding. He came with my brother but he wasn't invited.

"He just turned up but ended up stealing the show really, singing on stage, dancing and getting on with the whole family."

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