Wallace Duffy is excited for Celtic Park return

By Hamish Carton

July 26, 2019

Recently departed Celtic youngster Wallace Duffy may be set to make an immediate return to Parkhead.

The 20-year-old left Celtic this summer and moved to fellow Premiership side St. Johnstone. He’s featured in two of Tommy Wright’s side’s Betfred Cup matches so far and could be in line to play their league opener in Glasgow next week.

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And the right-back admits that would be a terrific experience for him.

“I am looking forward to going back to Celtic Park,” he told the Dundee Courier.

“It is flag day so it will be a sell-out. I want to be in the team.

“I played there in a Glasgow Cup final and that was my last ever game for the club but I have never played a competitive game there. There will be pressure on this game and I can’t wait.”

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Duffy deserves credit for leaving Celtic

It’s always good to see Celtic youngsters who aren’t quite going to make the cut get out as early as possible. Duffy would have been playing development football this season had he not had the guts to move away at the end of his contract.

Now he’ll have a chance to sample one of his dreams and play at a packed Celtic Park – albeit for the visiting side.

Stuart Findlay is another great example of a youngster leaving Celtic and making an impression. The defender was clearly talented but was never really going to get his opportunity in the first-team.

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He decided to go down south to Newcastle and then up to Kilmarnock where he’s thought of very highly.

Celtic have so many youngsters coming through that the vast majority aren’t going to make it to first-team level. For every Kieran Tierney and James Forrest there will be seven or eight others who didn’t make the grade.

It’s good to see players like Duffy not sulking around. Instead he’s found himself a new club at a good level. Hopefully his career can go from strength to strength from here on.