Digby hopes to feature in cup

Barnsley teenager Paul Digby is hoping to make his first senior appearance in 17 months against Scunthorpe in the Capital One Cup first-round tie against Scunthorpe.

Last Updated: 06/08/13 at 22:23 Post Comment

Paul Digby: Hopes to play after a 17-month absence

Paul Digby: Hopes to play after a 17-month absence

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 18-year-old, who recently signed a new four-year contract at Oakwell, burst on to the first-team scene in September 2011, but missed the whole of last season due to a hip injury and a calf strain ruled him out of Saturday's heavy opening-day defeat to Wigan.

"He could return and be in contention for the cup tie with Scunthorpe," said manager David Flitcroft, who has high hopes for the Sheffield-born midfielder.

"The great news is that Diggers has signed a new deal. I'm so delighted he's tied himself to the football club.

"He made his debut for Barnsley at 16, but has suffered a bit through injuries. If we get 100 games on his CV he'll be ready for the big time."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property