We are delighted to announce the signing of Kennedy Digie on a permanent transfer from Kidderminster Harriers for a nominal fee.
The player, 22, is in line to make his debut at home to Stockport County tomorrow, Saturday.
Londoner Digie, who has signed until the end of the 2019/20 season, was the subject of interest from several other clubs and Guiseley Joint Manager Russ O’Neil is delighted that the player has chosen to join the club.
He said: “Kennedy is a player I’ve known of for several years and has impressed every time I’ve watched or competed against him. We always felt he was out of our price range in this season of financial re-adjustment, however circumstances changed and we believe the fee paid is a fantastic deal for the club considering the player’s potential”
“Although primarily a defender he has the ability to play further forward and I believe he will quickly become a fans’ favourite at Nethermoor with his athletic game and winners mentality.”
Digie has spent much of his time at Kidderminster out on loan at Stourbridge, Worcester City, Nuneaton, Hednesford Town and more latterly York City chalking up 130 senior appearances, mostly at Hednesford Town on a full season loan.
He has made 16 appearances for Kidderminster who loaned him to York City last November. That loan ended in January after he had made six appearances for The Minstermen.
On signing for Guiseley Digie said: “I am delighted to be signing for Guiseley and I know quite a bit about them as I used to play with their former Academy player Ben Whitfield at Kidderminster and he told me they were a good club. I am looking forward to my future with this club, I saw them play earlier in the season and they looked a good strong team.”
“I don’t think that they should be where they are in the table, I am looking forward to helping them to move up the league. I don’t think it will be long before we are pushing back up the table.”
Of his loan spell at York Digie said:”It was my first time up north and I really enjoyed it there but I needed a permanent move. This is a good time for me to make that move and kick on. I feel that I should have played a bit more than I did at Kidderminster. I am raring to go and want to prove some people wrong.”
Welcome to Guiseley Kennedy!