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Hunt - Nice to get back out there

Defender on Stevenage draw

30 December 2021

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Swindon Town defender Rob Hunt was glad to get back to it after playing a starring role in Swindon Town's 0-0 draw with Stevenage at The County Ground on Wednesday night.

One of the many players at the club impacted by COVID-19, Hunt made a triumphant return to help the Reds secure a clean sheet and a point at SN1 last night, including making a vital last-ditch challenge during the game.

And, in the wake of the draw, Hunt sat down with the local media to reflect on the performance and what the last few weeks have been like for everyone.

"Yeah, it was nice to get back out there," Hunt said.

"Nice to get back out there in front of the home fans and I thought we played well, better second-half. We were just unfortunate to not get that winning goal but happy as a team to keep a clean sheet.

"Tough, obviously quite a few members of staff and playing staff have got COVID and thankfully everyone’s recovered. We had a good few days training and it was nice to get back out there and yeah just unfortunate not to get all 3 points really.

"We’ve got a couple injuries and suspensions, so yeah I think we have coped well as a team. Everyone put a good shift in and like I said, we were just unfortunate that we couldn’t get that goal to get all 3 points.

"They’re (Stevenage) quite a big bunch of boys, the other team and most teams are in this division, but as a collective group, I thought we stood up well, you know, some of their bigger players.

"We just have to be patient, you know, we do really well passing out from the back, you know, getting through the middle of the pitch and at the end of the pitch, we created some good chances.

"Like I said, we just need that final bit of product, but it will come. We’ve scored some good goals this season and everyone has contributed. It’s just one of them things at the moment but it will turn around."

Hunt also went on to detail his own battle with COVID-19 over the last few weeks, as well as shedding light on how he is finding life at the heart of the defence.

"I was ill for a couple of days, probably like 2 or 3 days," Hunt continued.

"It was more so just a really bad cold, just aches and tiredness, but now I’m over that and it was nice to get back on the 24th for the first day of training. Little bit out of breath, but the more training everyone’s done, everyone’s felt a lot better.

"Yeah, I’m enjoying it (life as a centre-back). I had a conversation with the gaffer and spoke about it and I’m just happy to be playing and if I can help the team out wherever then I’m happy to do so.

"I’ve never really played there but I thought I adapted quite quickly and yeah, like I said, I’m just happy to help the team where I can."

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