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.
“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.”