Rotherham United: Jack Hunt eyes Millers survival

Jack Hunt
Jack Hunt

Loan defender Jack Hunt is refusing to consider his long-term future as he focuses on keeping Rotherham United in the Championship.

The right-back was a star performer in the 2-0 win at his former club, Huddersfield Town, last Saturday, which saw the Millers climb to 20th place and move nine points clear of the drop zone.

When asked whether he was looking beyond the present campaign, the 24-year-old Crystal Palace ace simply said: “No.”

He added: “From now until the end of the season, I’ve got to help the manager and other lads keep Rotherham in the Championship.

“Everyone knows in the league they’re one of the smaller teams with a smaller budget.

“To stay in the Championship would, I think, be better than the back-to-back promotions of the previous two years.”

The pace and attacking flair of Hunt, who has signed a deal to keep him at AESSEAL New York Stadium until May, have made him a favourite with fans after a frustrating start to his Millers career.

“I was ill as soon as I came in and then got injured, so it’s nice to to get a run of games,” he admitted. “I’m finding myself getting back up to full fitness now.”

Next up for Rotherham are Wigan Athletic, the team occupying the third and final relegation place.

“Anyone who says they’re not looking below them in the table is lying,” Hunt said.

“A nine-point gap is absolutely brilliant, but we’re just looking at one game at a time.

“If we can just get a few more wins sooner rather than later I think we’ll be fine.”