Hunter spent time at the academies of Derby County, Aston Villa, Barnsley and finally Burton Albion, before leaving the Brewers to join Ilkeston in 2014.
Six months later, the midfielder attracted interest from Lancashire rivals Fleetwood Town, whom he joined in January 2015.
It was with the Cod Army where Hunter made a name for himself, making 216 appearances in all competitions, 183 of which came in League One.
He netted 38 times for Town and provided 28 assists before leaving for Salford City in July 2020.
A two-year stint at the Peninsula saw Hunter make 92 appearances, scoring 13 times and providing 17 assists, before he arrived at Morecambe, moving on to MK Dons at the start of the 2023/24 season.