Pundit Lawrence Connolly has recently heaped praise on Shane Duffy and his performances for Celtic.
Connolly was a guest on the latest episode of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Parkhead side. They also talked about the club’s recent 3-2 win over Livingston. Connolly also talked about Duffy’s performances for the Bhoys. The pundit believes that the Irishman makes things happen for Celtic.
Connolly joked that he was ‘disappointed’ that Duffy didn’t score on Saturday but he believes that the defender is a ‘winner’ and he will drive the team on this season.
He said: “I’m disappointed [that] he hasn’t [scored against Livingston], so I’m expecting two in the next game. Duffy makes things happen. He attacks the ball early, he makes it happen. He’s a winner. He’s going to drive the team on.
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“It’s a dream come true for him, he said, and he’s making the best of it, isn’t he? He’s giving it everything in every game.”
Duffy has been very impressive for the Bhoys since joining on loan. He has racked up a rating of 7.91 for his performances in the league. He has been the club’s second-best performer in the campaign – only behind Ryan Christie in that regard.
Against Livingston, Duffy picked up a rating of 6.71. While it wasn’t quite the most impressive performance, he made the joint-highest number of clearances and made the second-highest number of interceptions for the Bhoys as well (as per WhoScored).
So while Celtic fans can hope to see a better performance from him in the next game, he has already shown that he is a very capable defender.