Webster: We're delighted for Duffy

Irishman put Albion on their way to three points against Watford.

By Bruce Talbot • 21 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion celebrate Shane Duffy's goal against Watford - his first for Albion since November 2019.

Adam Webster was delighted for fellow defender Shane Duffy after his goal set up Albion's 2-0 win over Watford.

Duffy’s first goal since the 2-0 win over Norwich in November 2019 was followed by another from Neal Maupay as Albion wrapped up the points in the first half.

“You could see in the celebrations that everyone was absolutely buzzing for Shane, he’s such a great character,” said Webster.

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster says Shane Duffy has been a 'breath of fresh air' since his return from loan.

“He’s done a lot for this football club and it’s nice to see him back and playing well. As soon as he came back in this season it was like he was a new signing. He’s started really well and is playing with a lot of confidence.”

Webster also had a word of praise for Maupay, who scored his second of the campaign before going off with a shoulder injury.

“He deserved his goal, he does a lot for the team and leads the line well,” added Webster. Sometimes those positions can be trickier than they look when you’re one-against-one with the keeper. If I was up there I might have tried to pass but he showed what a good finisher he is, there was no doubt in his mind when he put it away.

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay added a second goal for Albion in confident style.

“Last season we tended to struggle against the so-called teams people thought we should be beating. You don’t get any easy games in the Premier League and it’s a really good start for us.

“At times we had to dig in – they made it harder for us in the second half. You can’t be complacent in this league because as soon as you are you get punished, and you end up losing matches. The gaffer has drilled that into us.

“Our full focus is on the Carabao Cup on Tuesday now, but then we have our eyes on another three points next Saturday against Everton.”