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Potter hails Shane Duffy as a Brighton legend ahead of Palace game

Sun 26 September 2021 | 10:49

After spending a season on loan at Celtic, the Republic of Ireland international is back in favor on the south coast and has been ever-present in Albion’s impressive start to the new Premier League campaign.

The 29-year-old centre-back helped the Seagulls win promotion in 2017 and then establish themselves in the top flight. Ahead of 

Brighton’s Monday Premier League clash at Crystal Palace

, Graham Potter seeking a first win over Palace at the fifth time of asking.

“He is a club legend – everyone loves him at the club,” 

said Potter.

“He’s a fantastic guy, a great character. Everyone is delighted that he’s back, that he’s playing, enjoying his football.

“As a human being, he’s someone you want in your corner, it doesn’t matter where you are. He supports the team, he supports the boys on the pitch. He’s a fighter, he’s a warrior.

“You want those guys with you in hostile environments and Selhurst Park on a Monday night is one of those things.”

 

Tariq Lamptey

 can make his long-awaited return to Premier League action this Monday since having been sidelined since December following a hamstring issue.

“Firstly, he’s just an amazing person, an amazing young lad,”

 said 

Potter

.

“He’s had a really tough time. He’s a human-being, so you’re going to be frustrated and you’re going to be disappointed and you’re going to be sad and you’re going to be angry – all of those things because he’s unable to do the thing that he’s really good at.

“But I must say how he’s conducted himself, how he’s acted, how he’s got on with his work is just inspirational really to everybody.

“His resilience, his mental strength, his capacity to deal with adversity is incredible and I think that’s credit to him and his family.

“He’s been fantastic around the place and I think he will use it as a way to strengthen and a way to grow and a way to improve – that’s how Tariq is.

“I think if he’s enjoying his football and he’s on the pitch and he’s happy, the sky’s the limit for him.”

 


source: SportMob

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