Stephen Hunt is in negotiations about joining Wexford Youths

The former Irish international is based in the county when not in England

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Stephen Hunt. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Former Irish international Stephen Hunt may be set for a role with Wexford Youths.

The 34-year-old played with Coventry this season in League One, but he left the club earlier this month after his contract ended. He played five times for the club.

According to The Sun, Hunt may join the Premier Division side in a capacity which has yet to be decided, but could include some playing time with the First Division champions.

"Stephen has trained with us for the past few summers and it has been great having him around the place. If we could get him involved, even in an informal capacity, I’d be delighted", Wexford manager Shane Keegan revealed.

Hunt played 39 times for Ireland between 2007 and 2012. His last appearance came against Hungary in Ireland's last game before Euro 2016. Hunt was part of the squad, but did not feature in any of the games in Poland.

Wexford Youths are currently in ninth place in the Premier Division. Their last league game was a 2-0 win at home to Shamrock Rovers. They play Firhouse Clover in the second round of the FAI Cup on Friday.

If hunt does join Wexford in a playing capacity, he will join the likes of Stephen McPhail and Keith Treacy as Irish internationals who are playing in Ireland's top-tier.