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Hunt completes Orient transfer

1 February 2016

Mansfield Town have sold right-back Nicky Hunt to Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.

Hunt will again work with O’s manager Kevin Nolan after the pair were team mates at Bolton Wanderers in the early noughties.

Hunt, 32, made 21 appearances this season for the Stags following his signing for the club last summer on a free transfer from Accrington Stanley.

Manager Adam Murray told  “We received a bid for Nicky on Thursday. It was a surprise to us, and as a football club we weighed up our options. 

“It’s very rare for a football club at League Two level to receive a sum of money for a 32-year-old full back and after consideration, we felt the deal was right all-round from both the club’s perspective and from a football point of view.

“I know Nicky has relations with Leyton Orient’s manager and he wanted to go down and speak to the club - once Nicky’s 'head was turned to that’, we couldn’t stand in his way.

“We thank Nicky for all he has done for us and now move on swiftly.” 

Speaking about a potential replacement, Murray added: “We believe that we will be bringing somebody into the building who will make us stronger, not only now but in the future.”

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