Hunt ready for Arsenal clash

Hunt experienced one of the toughest week of his carrer, after Petr Chelsea goalkeeper Cech suffered a fractured skull, after a challenge from the 23-year-old winger.

Hunt told the Reading Evening Chronicle: “To be honest, I thought I did very well in the game.

“That’s the unfortunate thing, because what happened to Petr Cech took the gloss off our second-half team performance.

“I don’t know if I’ll play against Arsenal but obviously I hope so. I thought I did myself justice in the Chelsea game so hopefully the manager will stick with me and show some faith.

“But I think Bobby Convey is fit again so it’s down to the gaffer.”

“All I can do is be ready and I am. I have no problem with the mental side of the game because I know I did nothing wrong.

“I can deal with it. I don’t think I’ll be targeted by fans in the future, though they may give me a bit more attention. However, I can handle that side of things pretty well.”

He added: “If I could change what happened I would. But I can’t. The whole club and everyone else who knows me has shown me terrific support.

“Even 99% of people who don’t know me have supported me. I’m an honest bloke. I will always give 100% for my team because that’s the way I am.

“But I don’t try and injure players. What happened was a terrible accident.”