They are now looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season, and what better place to do it than at The Hawthorns in what is the inaugural Barclays Premier League meeting between the midlands neighbours.
"We needed that win," said Hunt, whose near-post finish on the stroke of half-time proved the difference against Alex McLeish's side.
"(The timing of the goal) gave us a lift. I know I was the one who scored but we don't half work hard as a team. That was the main thing.
"It's a platform now to go on away from home next week (at West Brom), they're a good footballing team. We have to crack on now and get our season going.