Hunt is on for Wolves
Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt is aiming to use the FA Cup replay against Birmingham to make his case for a permanent recall.
Last Updated: 18/01/12 2:43pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Stephen Hunt is aiming to use the FA Cup replay against Birmingham to make his case for a permanent recall.
Midfielder Hunt has been left out of the Wolves starting line-up for their two most recent Premier League matches, a defeat at Chelsea and draw against Spurs, where he came on as a second-half substitute.
He will get his chance at Molineux on Wednesday night when Mick McCarthy's men attempt to book a fourth-round FA Cup trip to Sheffield United.
"I didn't play against Chelsea because I played against Bolton so that was understandable," Hunt told the Express and Star.
"Then I didn't start at Tottenham on Saturday which was disappointing because I felt I did a good job when we had a similar game at Arsenal.
"But it happens and you have to get on with it. The manager knows what the players coming in can do.
"All the players playing tonight can do a good job, if not better than the ones in the team.
"It's up to us as individuals to put on a performance for ourselves to make ourselves feel better.
"It's about going out there and showing form to a good level and that's what I'm looking to do.
"I'm looking forward to this game. I haven't played since the last tie apart from half-hour at Spurs, so I want to make an impression."
Hunt admits the FA Cup provides a welcome distraction from the Premier League, where Wolves are one point above the drop zone in 16th place.
"It's great trying to avoid relegation and it gives a great sense of relief when it happens, but in terms of achievements, winning a trophy is something to be proud of," he added.
"Only one team can win the FA Cup - it's a dream but hopefully we can be part of it. That would be something to be proud of.
"To get to a cup final and to win it would be massive."