Damien Duff is aiming to improve Celtic duo's game moving forward

By John Reid

November 8, 2019

Celtic coach Damien Duff was a great attacking player in his time. The winger won two Premier League titles for Chelsea, and a host of caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Now, the Hoops first-team coach is trying to use that experience to help further the career of two of Celtic’s current attacking players, Mikey Johnston and Lewis Morgan.

Hoops coach working closely with both players

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Duff revealed to the Celtic View that he is currently working closely with both players.

“I’ve kind of taken Mikey and Lewis Morgan under my wing” he said, as reported by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 18, Page. 07).

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“What could be done better”

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“I probably make Mikey’s life hell, but in a good way. I think it’s because I care and I want him to do better, and it’s the same with Lewis. I’m trying to drive them and show them what they’re doing well and what could be done better.”

Duff’s work seems to be paying off so far, as both players have featured for the first-team this season. However, he will still feel that there is work to be done. Morgan has not started for the Hoops since the 1-1 draw with Cluj in August.

Mikey Johnston has been out injured, but he has seen his first-team  spot taken by Mohamed Elyounoussi. At the moment, neither player would be guaranteed a spot in the Hoops first-team.

That is where Duff’s work can pay off. If he can improve the duo’s performances in training, then they could find themselves back in the Hoops first-team. Duff’s work could well pay dividends for the Hoops.