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Hunt joins the Bees on loan

31 October 2014

Experienced defender joins the Bees from Oxford.

Barnet FC can confirm the signing on defender David Hunt on a short-term loan deal from Oxford United until the end of January.

The 32-year-old plays predominantly as a right-sided full-back, although he can also play at both centre-half and in central midfield.

Hunt has made over 300 appearances in the Football League during a career that began with Crystal Palace, where he came through the ranks with Sam Togwell.

He has also enjoyed spells with Shrewsbury Town, Leyton Orient and Northampton Town, with whom he was a runner-up in League Two during 2005/06.

Hunt joins from Oxford where he arrived in the summer of 2013, playing over 50 times for the U’s in his first year at the Kassam before finding opportunities limited under new manager Michael Appleton this term.

He has also represented Crawley, where he made over 50 appearances during two years with the Reds alongside current Bees’ number nine John Akinde after a successful loan spell that saw him help the Sussex-based club clinch the Conference title in 2010/11.

Along with current club captain Charlie MacDonald, Hunt was also part of the victorious Brentford squad that won the League Two championship in 2008/09.

Commenting on his arrival at The Hive this evening, David said:

“It’s great. I haven’t really played a lot of football over the last couple of months so it is nice to know that I am wanted and it will be good to be part of something quite special that is going on at the club.

“The gaffer has already made me feel very welcome and I know quite a lot of the lads there already so I am really excited. I know a lot about the manager so as soon as he got in touch it was a done deal.”

Hunt will be available for selection for our game against Welling United tomorrow afternoon.

Everybody at Barnet FC would like to wish David a warm welcome to the club.

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