Nicky Hunt admits that it would be a terrible situation to deal with if the 2019/20 was not to completed and Crewe miss out on a potential promotion to League One.
Hunt, 36, tasted a promotion of sorts when at Rotherham earlier in his career but after falling out of favour with the Millers that season, he was on loan at Accrington Stanley when his parent club were celebrating promotion to the Championship back in 2014.
The former England Under-21 International says that winning promotion this season would be something to add to his impressive CV of experiences before he contemplates retirement. Although Hunt has being planning life without football over the last few years, the former Bolton and Derby man says he has not made a decision yet on remaining in the game.
Hunt has already surpassed last season’s figure of 25 appearances, making 29 before football was suspended due to the coronavirus.
Hunt told the club’s official website: “The aim has to finish the season and it would be a massive one for us to go on and win promotion at the end of it. We have worked hard to get ourselves in the position we are and we want the chance to go on and finish the job.
“The target we set ourselves in the summer was to win promotion and that will remain the target when we resume playing again.
“Of course, when you are a youngster and trying to make it in the game you dream of winning trophies and promotions and I am no different. It would be massive for me and something to look back proudly on.
“I don’t think there will be any better feeling than going on and winning promotion this season. I am sure there will be a lot of young lads here who will go on and play higher and have good careers but promotions don’t come around too often and you have to enjoy it.
He added: “I was at Rotherham when they won promotion but was on loan at Accrington at the time and wasn’t a regular by any means, so didn’t really feel that much of a part of it. It is different here. I have played more games already this season than last season. I feel part of the squad and played my part so we have to see it through when we get back playing.”