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Duffy provides welcome competition

Posted: Tue 02 Sep 2014
Shane Duffy

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Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes defender Shane Duffy will provide welcome competition to his back four.

The Republic of Ireland international joined from Everton on deadline day, penning a three-year deal and Bowyer is delighted to finally get his man.
"He gives a massive boost to our defence, because we aren't blessed with numbers in that area,” said Bowyer.

"He'll certainly come and add some competition and add some size to the back four for us.

"He's dominant in both boxes and whilst he's only 22, he's a warrior and a leader.

"We've known about him for a long time and we've monitored him through the youth levels at Everton.

"He's played in the Premier League and he had a good season for Yeovil last year. Hopefully he will fit in with us straight away and we look forward to seeing him on the pitch."