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Hunt ruled out until October

01 Jul 2010 13:51:00

Hunt ruled out until October

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed summer signing Stephen Hunt will not be fit enough to make his debut until October. Hunt made the £3million move from Hull to Molineux despite facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the foot injury suffered in February when playing against Wolves. But McCarthy will not attempt to rush the 28-year-old back into action. He is aware that Hunt's absence will not be too damaging because the early part of the campaign is punctuated by two fortnight-long international breaks for European Championship qualifiers. McCarthy said: "Hunt won't be fit until maybe October but there's a good side to that in terms of the two-week breaks in August and September with two Saturdays missed. "As always, Hunt's got a date he thinks he'll be back, we've got a date we think he'll be back, and there's a disparity. I've told him we'll be going with my date, as I'd sooner have him for six months of the season absolutely spot on because he'll be a good player for us."


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