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Swindon play-off final is a highlight - Darby

Stephen Darby
Stephen Darby joined Swindon on loan in March

On-loan defender Stephen Darby says reaching Saturday's League One play-off final with Swindon Town is one of the highlights of his career.

The 21-year-old has played for parent club Liverpool in the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup this season.

He told BBC Wiltshire: "It's up there with the top games and we've done really well to get to this point.

"We've got to remember there's one more game left so we've still got to put that hard work in."

Darby, who joined the Robins in March, scored the winning penalty in the play-off semi-final shoot-out at Charlton to hand Swindon the chance to be promoted to the Championship with victory over Millwall at Wembley this weekend.

At Liverpool they're fantastic and they're always there to give you advice and look after you

Stephen Darby

He revealed that after scoring at The Valley, his Liverpool club-mates Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher sent him congratulatory messages.

"I got texts off Gerrard and Carragher, just saying good luck and well done," Darby stated.

Gerrard and Carragher are currently with the England World Cup squad preparing for the finals in South Africa which kicks off on 11 June.

"It's great that they took time out just to text me," added Darby. "At Liverpool they're fantastic and they're always there to give you advice and look after you."



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see also
Charlton 2-1 Swindon (pens 4-5)
17 May 10 |  League One
Swindon 2-1 Charlton
14 May 10 |  League One


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