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When Celtic signed Shane Duffy on a one-season loan from Brighton of the Premier League in the summer transfer window, Neil Lennon was quick to point out what a great signing they had made.
The head of Hoops said: “He is a leader and a warrior, someone with real ability and who will also give us that great physical presence. I also know that he is a player who will bring a great personality to the dressing room ”.
Should I TAKE Neil Lennon out today?
However, we fast forward a few months and it has been a disaster. He is started just one of the last eight league games, while his cameo in the 1-0 loss to Rangers in the Old Firm clash on Saturday afternoon showed what a great disaster it has been.
Duffy replaced Leigh Griffiths midway through the second half to accompany Kristoffer Ajer at the rear following the ejection of Nir Bitton, and while he did make some impressive headers, he really should have been penalized for a reckless challenge on the Rangers. winger Ryan Kent.
Such was his lousy cameo that many Celtic fans took to Twitter to urge the club to send him back to Brighton.
Sell bitton and kill Duffy now.
– wrighty (@wrightyyoutube) January 2, 2021
In January we have to build for next year, get rid of Duffy, sell Christie if she wants to leave, retire Scott Brown and kill Lennon.
What a weak attempt to win a historic title
– Richard Murphy (@ RichardMurphy80) January 2, 2021
Sending Duffy back to Brighton, clearing Bitton, getting at least 2 inches, we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, we can’t afford any passengers in case we can get it back.
– Paddy🍀 (@ Paddy7_) January 2, 2021
Christie can go, looks like if Edouard is already out, send Duffy and Elyounoussi back to their clubs. Keep Ajer and build the midfield around Soro.
– martin (@ martibhoy5797) January 2, 2021
It’s time for bin lennon Strachan and Kennedy please Celtic send Duffy give the new man 2 transfer windows
– John Wood (@ johnrw1979) January 2, 2021
Unfortunate Celtic. Send Shane Duffy back to where he came from and start over. Rebuild. Especially what we can do now.
– Mark Sinclair (@ sinky2785) January 2, 2021
Today was a game that had to be won…. Time to send Duffy back on the road, get a new management team and rebuild and put in place a solid defense and get more breadth for next season 🍀
– 🍀ryan1mcq🍀 (@ ryan1mcq) January 2, 2021
Even though it’s only a loan deal for the season, there is no question that Duffy has been a terrible signing for the Bhoys. The fact that Lennon seemed to trust Bitton more than a real central defender like the Irishman has just issued a damning statement about the 29-year-old’s current position.
Peter Lawwell got it all wrong.