Jack Hunt seals permanent move away from Palace
Hunt has failed to make a single competitive appearance for Palace and has finally moved on from Selhurst Park. (Photo: cpfc.com)

Jack Hunt has finally ended his Crystal Palace nightmare by joining Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent transfer, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. 

Hunt was part of a 16-man Summer signing spree by Ian Holloway following Palace's promotion to the Premier League in 2013, but failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Eagles over a two-and-a-half year spell.

Limited opportunities at Selhurst Park

Signed from Huddersfield Town for around £2 million as competition for fellow right-back Joel Ward, Hunt's Palace career could not have got off to a worse start when he suffered a clean break to his ankle within a week of joining the club, which saw him sidelined for four months. Upon recovery, he spent the rest of the 2013/14 season on loan at Barnsley with fellow Palace teammate Peter Ramage.

The defender has since gone on to enjoy loan spells with Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, before spending the first half of this season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls currently find themselves in seventh place going into the second half of the season and have a genuine chance of promotion to the Premier League. 

Hunt in action during his loan spell at Hillsborough in the first half of the season | Photo: Getty images/Gareth Copley
Hunt in action during his loan spell at Hillsborough in the first half of the season | Photo: Getty images/Gareth Copley

Hunt insists he has no regrets

Hunt took to twitter following his departure to admit his spell at Palace didn't work out, tweeting, "my time with Palace just didn't work out," but he went on to insist that he will "never regret the decision," finally adding, "I got to find out what an amazing club Palace is and I want to wish them all the best for the future." 

Hunt has been a key member of Wednesday's impressive form this season under new boss Carlos Carvalhal, making 22 league appearances during his loan spell at Hillsborough before signing a permanent deal yesterday. 

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