BARNSLEY: Oakwell teenager is hungry to learn

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TALENTED teenager Paul Digby is confident Barnsley can impress in the Championship this season.

And the 17-year-old midfielder will be doing everything he can to play as much as possible, having signed a professional deal with the club in the summer.

“We lost a lot of key players, but if we can keep everyone fit and keep everyone at the club as well, then it could be an interesting season,” Digby told The Star.

“Kelvin Etuhu has come in from Manchester City, and that’s brilliant. He’s been there since he was 12 and he’s giving me advice. That’s what I want. It makes me think about things I’d probably not thought about before.

“We’ve signed some big-name players like Mido, Kelvin and [Jacob] Mellis. I think Flicker [assistant boss David Flitcroft] and the gaffer [Keith Hill] will get the best out of those players. It could be an exciting season for the club.

“If we start off well then January is key because we don’t want to lose the players we lost last season through injury.”

And Digby, who has featured heavily in pre-season, is always hungry to improve.

“All the lads have been great with me. Daws [Stephen Dawson] has given me some good advice about pressing players and when not to press, and Fozzie [Stephen Foster] has talked to be about body shape,” revealed Digby.

“And Flicker and the gaffer are always giving me advice. A lot of it is about doing the basics really well.”