Shane Duffy’s struggles continue as Stephen Kenny issues game-time warning

Ex-Celtic defender Shane Duffy is hitting new lows, as his career following his time at Celtic continues to falter. Duffy headed to Paradise on loan after a reasonably successful spell in the Premier League with Brighton.

However, Duffy seemed out of sync with the Hoops and never really fit the style of play at Celtic. Brighton then loaned him to Fulham, where  the Ireland international defender has struggled to make any sort of impact and  has only managed two minutes of league football this season.

Things are only getting worse for Duffy as the Republic of Ireland gaffer has now warned the centre-back that if he can’t get more game time, his space in the Republic of Ireland squad is under threat. The Republic of Ireland is set to face Scotland at Hampden on Saturday.

Republic of Ireland v Serbia – FIFA World Cup, . Photo Niall Carson

As reported by Glasgow Live, Ireland boss Stephen Kenny said: “I wouldn’t be afraid of leaving anyone out. I don’t think I’d be sitting here if that was the case. You always have to make tough decisions.

“They’re two brilliant people in the group, both had tremendous careers. They’re both Premier League players. They are out of their teams at the moment.

“It’s not ideal that any of the players that are not playing in their teams. You wouldn’t want to go in with too many players not having played matches. It is a dilemma. Nothing is straightforward.”

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