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.