Hunt wants Magpies reward
Stephen Hunt is ready to sign a new contract at Notts County providing he is offered a pay rise.
Last Updated: 14/05/10 12:39pm
Stephen Hunt is ready to shun interest from other clubs to sign a new contract at Notts County providing he is offered a pay rise.
After an injury-hit 2008/09 campaign, Hunt took a pay cut to sign a one-year contract at Meadow Lane last summer, but played a prominent role in this season's League Two title success.
He is now discussing an extension, but is keen to be suitably rewarded after the club secured promotion to League One.
Hunt, 25, told the Nottingham Evening Post. "If I'm going to be playing in League One I would expect it to be an improved deal.
"I want a deal I'm happy with. I'm not that young anymore, as a footballer, and I think any deal has to reflect the season you have just had.
"I'm looking to earn more than last season. I want to stay at Notts County so I hope we can come to an agreement. I'm sure we will."
Hunt has been linked with League One sides Charlton and Southampton, in addition to Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United, but remains keen to stay with the Magpies.
He added: "There is a bit of interest. There are always a lot of scouts at our games and it is lovely to be linked with other clubs.
"But if everything goes to plan and I can agree a deal with Notts, it won't take long for me to sign it."