Potter: Duffy is a club legend

Head coach delighted with defender's contribution to Albion's strong start.

By Charlie Hanson • 27 September 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Shane Duffy joined Albion in 2016 from Blackburn Rovers.

Shane Duffy is loved by everyone at Albion according to head coach Graham Potter.

The 29-year-old spent last season at Scottish Premiership Celtic, but has returned to the starting XI this campaign and has proved invaluable in the strong start to the campaign.

Albion head to Crystal Palace tonight having won four of their first five Premier League games.

“Shane is a club legend. For what he has achieved here - helping the team get promoted and what he’s done in the Premier League. Everyone loves him at the club.


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Potter's Palace press conference

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

“He’s someone you want in your corner. 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.”

The defender scored on his Amex return in the 2-0 victory over Watford with a thumping header, and he won the penalty which set up last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City when another header hit a defender’s arm.

By Paul Hazlewood
Shane Duffy is loved by everyone at Albion according to Albion boss Graham Potter.

“He must be one of the dangerous in the Premier League in terms of his size, how strong he is, his desire to attack the ball and throw his body in the way of things – it’s a big asset.

“He has been really good for us in that area and long may it continue.”