Duffy desperate for action
Striker Darryl Duffy is itching for first-team football, even if that is away from Bristol Rovers.
By James Evans
Last Updated: 13/08/10 6:22pm
Bristol Rovers striker Darryl Duffy has told skysports.com that he is itching for first-team football, even if that is away from The Memorial Stadium.
The former Hull City, Swansea City and Rangers man spent time on loan at League Two Carlisle United last season and played the last five games of that spell with a torn hamstring.
He has since recovered fully but has only made a fleeting appearance for the Pirates this term in the opening 3-0 defeat to Peterborough.
The 26-year-old is now desperate to prove himself with more playing time - or else move on.
He said: "It is massively frustrating at the moment - I'm at an age where I need to play regularly and I'm not getting the chance to prove that I'm worth keeping.
"Although I was involved with the first-team during the pre-season, and in the squads for the first two games, I've only got six minutes playing time.
"There was an understanding at the end of last season that if anyone came in for me, the club wouldn't stand in my way, but I haven't been placed on the transfer list and I haven't requested to either - I would just like the chance to prove myself."
But Duffy admits the current financial climate is having a big effect on the game, and is maybe hindering anyone interested in acquiring his services.
The striker continued: "I have 12 months left on my contract and the club isn't trying to force me out.
"My agents have said that there are sides looking at me but they aren't playing their hand at the moment."
He added: "I would go anywhere, but it has to be the right move both personally and for football reasons. I just don't want to be sitting on the bench when I feel I have a lot to give."