SHANE DUFFY has claimed a blind man could see he was nowhere near the standard he can play to during his Celtic career and does not begrudge his international manager for not selecting him in the starting Xi during that period.

Duffy has started the season very well with Brighton and has been put back into the Ireland starting XI as a result.

Speaking about his Celtic time, he gets it spot on but is also pretty brutal with himself:

“It was the right decision because I was nowhere near the level that I can show.” Duffy told RecordSport.

“A blind man could have seen that I was nowhere near where I had been at.

“He still brought me into the squad to be around the lads to help if I could even if I was not playing. I accepted that.

“You have to play well to play for your country so that was the right decision.”

Shane was dropped from the Celtic team halfway through the season. Stephen Welsh being preferred to the Irishman who was so error-prone.

The defender had recently lost his dad before making the move to Celtic and it was clear his head wasn’t in the game as the bhoys played through a worldwide pandemic inside empty stadiums.

It’s good to see Shane have renewed belief and the fact he’s managed to get back into the Brighton team after being surplus to requirements is credit to him.

Brighton’s style of play certainly suits Shane more.


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