Albion's defender reflected on his debut, coming just a day after arriving at the club.
Shane Duffy was pleased to make his Brighton & Hove Albion debut in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United, and hopes to develop a good defensive partnership with Lewis Dunk.
Duffy was ultimately frustrated with the result, but feels he has settled into the side well after only arriving at the club on Friday.
He said, “I was delighted to be out there. I was just finding my feet a little bit and trying to get used to playing in this team. I’ve only had one training session so far, so I’m going to get better, but I felt comfortable.
“I was disappointed that we lost and with the two goals we conceded, but I was happy to be out there.
“He’s [Dunk] a top player. Everyone knows that; it was good to play alongside him and he’s a very calm guy. It was good.
“But it’s only been one game and we’ll see how it goes.”
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The 24-year-old felt Albion could have easily got something from the game at St James’ Park.
“They got a goal early on which settled them down and killed us a bit in the end.
“It was a good free-kick that finished it off, but I think it was a missed opportunity.
“We had a great chance with Anthony [Knockaert], which hit the bar just before the sending off. If that had gone in it probably would’ve been a different game and we could have probably gone on to win it.”
Despite the result, the club’s newest addition remains confident that the Seagulls can make a sustained push for promotion this season.
“It’s definitely one of the best teams in the league. I know we lost, but I’m confident we’ll be up there if we keep playing like that and we can play better too. It’s still early days and we will improve.”
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