Duffy keen on Cumbrians return
Bristol Rovers striker Darryl Duffy would be interested in making a permanent switch to Carlisle United.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 19/04/10 5:18pm
Bristol Rovers striker Darryl Duffy insists he would be interested in making a permanent switch to Carlisle United this summer if he is not wanted at the Memorial Stadium.
The Scottish front man enjoyed a loan spell with the Cumbrians earlier this season, but was recalled early by the Pirates after Paul Heffernan returned to Doncaster Rovers.
However, since his return he has had to make do with cameo appearances off the bench and he admits that he is keen to play regular first-team football next season.
"I'm back home now, with all my stuff around me and it is nice to see all the lads again, but I was enjoying my time at Carlisle because I was getting 90 minutes every week," Duffy told skysports.com.
"I haven't played a full 90 minutes since I returned, so that has been a bit frustrating.
"Hopefully, I'll start getting full games under my belt here because that is the reason I joined Carlisle in the first place.
"I enjoyed my time at Carlisle and although I played half my games for them with a torn hamstring, which wasn't ideal, it was a good spell.
"If I'm not wanted by Rovers for next season then I would look at what options became available.
"If Carlisle were one of those then I would definitely be interested."
However, with his future cast in doubt, the 26-year-old insists he remains a Pirate until told otherwise.
He added: "A lot would depend on what is happening here because I've still got another season my contract.
"There are a lot of factors that will determine whether I move on in the summer, but at the moment I am happy at Rovers and that is where I see myself for the next year."