The former Celtic defender is back in the Premier League’s early season surprise package as a mainstay.

Shane Duffy of the Republic of Ireland has given a moderate assessment of his improbable Brighton revival, believing that luck is now very much on his side.

After a year in which he lived a nightmare in Scotland, the former Celtic star is back as a regular for the Premier League’s early season surprise gift.

During had an ill-fated loan stint at his childhood club last season, Duffy’s inconsistent performances were among several lowlights during a bungled chase of 10 In A Row, according to the Daily Record.

But, after turning heads in the 0-0 draw with Arsenal, the 29-year-old has come to life under Graham Potter this season and is determined to make the most of his second opportunity.

Duffy stated:

“I got a bit of luck with a couple of Covid cases and a couple of injuries and I’ve got a few games and I’ve just tried to make the most of it.

“I’m really grateful for it. A lot of managers, if it doesn’t work out and especially the year I had performance-wise, I could have been with the 18s, 23s and then been finding a new club,” 

“But from the first day I came back he has seen a different side of me. He’s seen that I’ve tried to make a difference in my life.

“I got a bit of luck as well in pre-season with a couple of injuries and Covid cases. Sometimes you need that in football.

“But the club is really lucky to have this kind of manager who cares a lot about the players, not just football-wise but about personal life, and that goes a long way in life.”