Duffy on the move

Last updated : 26 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

He becomes Micky Adams’ first signing for the Sky Blues and will now be looking forward to first team football again, something he hasn’t seen since we were refused permission to keep him for a third month.

Duffy arrived at Turf Moor as an unknown and was on the bench for the home game against Stoke. He came on during the second half and made his full debut in the next game at home to Cardiff.

In all he made nine appearances for us, four of these coming on as a substitute, and until we went to Sunderland the week before Christmas he remained the last Burnley player apart from Robbie Blake to have scored a goal for us.

That goal was the winner at Elland Road at the beginning of November when we came from a goal behind after just a few seconds to win it 2-1. Despite being a full back and very much a defender he played in a left midfield position that night because of the injury crisis and had a stormer.

He sat on the bench throughout the win at Brighton at the end of his second month on loan but Portsmouth refused him permission to stay for a third month or even potentially a long term loan period up until the end of the season. He has not featured in the Portsmouth team in the two months since he returned.

He did well for us, Burnley fans will wish him well, but not in just over two weeks time when we make our last ever visit to Highfield Road.