Reading striker Hunt: Facing Man Utd, Chelsea dream come true

Reading striker Noel Hunt is excited to be preparing for the Premier League. He joined Reading just after they had been relegated from the top-flight.

Reading striker Noel Hunt is excited to be preparing for the Premier League.

He joined Reading just after they had been relegated from the top-flight.

Since then, the Irish striker has been desperate for a return to the English top flight. That finally came when Brian McDermott’s side came from nowhere to steal the title off Southampton.

Hunt admitted: “This was the craziest season I’ve ever known.

“It was massive to be able to get back to the Premier League.

“When I signed the club promised they were going to do everything they could to get us back as quickly as possible. It’s taken a while and we’ve had a few close calls.

“We just quietly went about our business and the lads were buzzing when it came off.

“I’m not sure I’ve ever had a better feeling in football. It was incredible. I can’t wait to play Man United, City, Arsenal and Chelsea. It’s a dream come true.”

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