Noel Hunt
Hunt has signed a two-year deal at Leeds.

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott is thrilled to have secured the signing of Noel Hunt on a two-year deal.

Coming just days after Steve Morison re-joined Millwall, McDermott has drafted in a former cohort in Hunt, who played under the United boss during much of his four-year spell at Reading.

And McDermott, who took charge of Leeds' final four games of the season, is delighted to have Hunt on board for the new campaign.

"Noel is a player that I scouted five years ago when he was playing for Dundee United," said the United boss.

"We spent £500,000 on him at the time, and that was money very well spent. He's an infectious character and I'm sure he will engage Leeds United fans with his desire and determination, and never say die attitude.

"He will bring an awful lot to our squad on and off the pitch, and I'm delighted he's chosen to come and play for Leeds."

The Republic of Ireland international joins Matt Smith and Luke Murphy in becoming Leeds' third summer signing ahead of the new season in which they'll be looking to improve on a disappointing 13th place last season and end their wait for a place back in the top flight.

McDermott is expected to make further additions to his squad, and while both Smith and Hunt have been signing in the close season, added firepower is likely to be the priority.

Despite only joining from Norwich City in January, as part of the deal that saw Luciano Becchio move to Carrow Road, Morison has moved back to Millwall on a season-long loan.

Morison scored three goals in 16 games since his move from Norwich and return to the New Den where he spent two years from 2009-2011.

"I am looking to re-shape my squad for the new season and there was an offer on the table for Steve to go to a club that he has already played at.

"He's there for a year and he will be playing games and due to the terms of the deal he can't play against us."