Reading's Hunt: Ryan will be excellent Dundee United signing
The 26-year old is set to join the Arabs in January from Irish outfit Sligo Rovers and Hunt, a former Dundee United man himself, is confident he will do well at Tannadice.
"Richie will be an excellent signing," he said.
"He's been earning rave reviews back in Ireland so the time is right for him to move on to his next challenge in the SPL.
"The Irish League is similar to the SPL in that it's pretty physical but I'm sure Richie will handle that no bother and show what a good player he can be.
"The fact that some other Irish guys are there already should help him settle."