Shane Duffy admits luck has helped him in Premier League after Celtic spell

Shane Duffy has said that luck has helped spark his revival at Brighton. The central defender spent last year on loan at Celtic and struggled but has become a mainstay under Graham Potter at the Premier League side.

Speaking to The Record, Duffy said that he was grateful for Potter’s re-introduction into the first team affairs.

“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,”

“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.”

The Ireland captain joined Neil Lennon’s team last September on a season-long loan deal and made 27 appearances for his boyhood club, winning a Scottish Cup in the process, thanks to the rearranged 2020 Final. However, personal issues and a disaster season for the club meant that Duffy was unable to find his best form. It is brilliant to see him doing well again.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. Hail Hail big man. Always be a welcome at Celtic park for you. Once a tim always a tim 💚🇮🇪

  2. A friend of mine who supports Brighton just can not understand what went wrong at Celtic Park for Shane Duffy.