CELTIC misfit Shane Duffy is heading for a season-long loan at Fulham.

The Republic of Ireland international centre-back endured a nightmarish term at Parkhead during his temporary transfer from Brighton in the ill-fated 2020/21 campaign.

Neil Lennon believed the 55 times-capped 30-year-old stopper could become a pivotal figure in his defence as the Hoops chased a historic tenth successive crown.

ON THE BALL…Shane Duffy in one of his first games for Celtic after arriving on loan from Brighton.

Unfortunately, Duffy was a colossal flop at his boyhood idols and was on his way back to his parent club before the curtain came down of the team’s first trophyless crusade in 11 years, a spectacular fall from grace that saw Lennon depart only two days after an embarrassing 1-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Ross County in Dingwall on February 21.

Now the rugged back-four performer looks to be on his way to London to agree a switch to the top-flight Craven Cottage outfit, according to The Athletic.

A RARE MOMENT OF JOY…Shane Duffy (No.4) heads the ball wide of St Mirren keeper Bobby Zlamal for the equaliser in Celtic’s 2-1 league win in Paisley on September 16 2020.

Duffy could even be in the squad for the home encounter against Liverpool which kicks off at 12.30pm tomorrow.

The Irishman made only 27 appearances for the Hoops in a season where they limped in 25 points off the pace at the top of the league in a disastrous campaign that opened the door for the Ange Postecoglou revolution that brought the tenth title in 11 years as well as a Premier Sports League Cup.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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