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Former Stevenage midfielder makes move to Cambridge United

New Cambridge United midfielder Paul Digby. Picture: Cambridge United (38884862)
New Cambridge United midfielder Paul Digby. Picture: Cambridge United (38884862)

Paul Digby was drawn to Cambridge United by the vision set out by the club.

The 25-year-old midfielder has become the U's second summer signing, hot on the heels of striker Paul Mullin.

He has agreed a one-year deal at the Abbey Stadium, having been in League Two with Stevenage last season.

“Once I spoke to the manager (Mark Bonner), he was so confident about the way he wanted to play and his vision for the club," said Digby. “His fresh ideas attracted me to Cambridge United straight away.

“I like to play aggressively and win my battles in the centre of the pitch as well as get on the ball and help the team play. I know the league well now, I’ve been in League Two for the last three seasons

but you’re always learning.

“The pitch has always been immaculate any time I’ve played against Cambridge, and the fans always get right behind the team so it’s always been a good atmosphere to play in.

“I’m really excited at the thought of getting back to football and playing again after the last few months, I can’t wait to get started and hopefully that will be sooner rather later.”

Digby was a product of the youth system at Barnsley, making 21 appearances before switching to then fellow Championship side Ipswich Town.

After a season at the Tractor Boys, Digby has featured for Mansfield Town, Forest Green Rovers and Stevenage in the past three seasons, making appearing 69 times.

U's head coach Mark Bonner said: “Paul has good experience for his age and is motivated by the task of coming here and making us a better team.

“He understands it is an important season for him personally to secure his position and show his quality. Paul’s versatility is a strength but we want him to add his passing skills, aggression and physical presence to our midfield and deliver consistent performances as he did for Forest Green Rovers the season before last.

“He is a leader, talks well and has an infectious personality. I’m looking forward to working with Paul and helping him find his best levels, he will fit in well and add more character to our dressing room.”

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