Downes voices concern over Hunt

Last updated : 17 July 2003 By

Stephen Hunt, currently on a week to week contract at Griffin Park is unlikely to play a major part in the Bees' build up to the new season.

The unsettled Irishman came off the bench for the last half an hour against Reading on Tuesday evening, but Bees' manager, Wally Downes, speaking exclusively to Bees World confirmed,

" I pointed out to Hunty that while he is on a week to week, I have got to be prepared to do what is best for the team, and pick the players that I know are going to be here for the first game of the season".

Would like Hunt to stay as he builds for the future.
It would appear that Hunt is still holding out for his much cherished move to Brighton & Hove Albion and the chance to team up again with his former boss at Griffin Park, Steve Coppell, but as time goes by Downes thinks the transfer is unlikely to go ahead.

The likeable Downes concluded by saying that he thinks it better for the 21-year-old to stay but at the present time Hunt, "would not be taking a great part of pre-season, although he would like him too".