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2 March 2016

Lessons learnt from time at Town and alongside United youngsters who are now in the spotlight

Paul Digby has been an interested spectator from afar recently as some of his former ‘team-mates’ have made the headlines at Manchester United. 

The 21-year-old defender is on loan at Town from Barnsley until the end of the season and made his League bow for Blues as a late substitute in the win at Huddersfield on Saturday. 

Diggers has praise for Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor for the education he is receiving at Portman Road but also remembers fondly the time he spent on trial at United last summer.

“I had two weeks with United. That was unbelievable. I will remember the lessons from that for the rest of my life,” Paul told the Club website.

“I played in a couple of friendlies and I reckon there are eight or so of the players that I worked with there that have played for the United first-team this season - boys like [Guillermo] Varela, Marcus Rashford, Donald Love and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. 

“They are all good enough to play in the first-team because they work so hard. It’s inspiring to see the boys there making their debuts in the Premier League. 

“I learned a lot at United and I’m doing that here as well. TC and the manager have been brilliant with me, helping me with different parts of my game. 

“They are pushing me all the time and I’m learning the role of a centre-half. The gaffer was a top centre-half and he is teaching me all the time. He is showing me the tricks of the trade. I’m loving it here.”

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