Max Hunt against Halifax – Pic Courtesy of Mike Kunz

Yeovil defender Max Hunt spoke to the press before the Glovers’ game vs Stockport County on Saturday, speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins he was pleased with how he, and the side had started the season.

“I’ve been very pleased, I’ve had to do some work, (I) came back in pre-season fit like all the boys and how the gaffer and Terry (Skiverton) have worked us is credit to how we’ve started.”

Hunt was also full of praise for his central defensive partner, Luke Wilkinson, saying having the experience and know-how of Wilko and the consistency of having a settled defence was key to seeing the team improve.

“Last season there was a lot of different partners, a lot of different people playing in the back four for a number of different reasons, 

“Whenever I’ve played with Wilko, me and him have got a good relationship on and off the pitch – and we’ve had some good results, so let’s hope that continues.

Hunt drew praise from all corners following an incredible last ditch tackle against Halifax in the dying moments at the weekend – Gloverscast Ben described it as “as good as a goal” on the latest edition of the Podcast, whilst Darren Sarll also praised the defenders intervention.

“It was important, the boys had worked hard for 88 minutes, it’s important for me to make that tackle, thankfully I timed it well, the ref could have evened it up after he gave us a penalty, but I made sure I timed it right and didn’t give him the chance to”

There was talk of how Hunt is hoping to be more of a threat in the attacking situations as well as continuing to be resolute defensively with the central defender admitting he’d like a few more goals to his name as the season progresses.

“I think we’ve got a big side in general this season and our set piece takers are fantastic, so as a team, but me as well we have to start chipping in”

The fomer Carlisle man was adament that the team was confident of a positive result and said that he and the entire Glovers side were respectful of Ex-Yeovil forward Paddy Madden but that they were ready for the challenges the whole Stockport side will bring.


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