Saturday, April 3, 2010

Stubbs impressed by shane Duffy

Everton reserve team coach Alan Stubbs believes one of the real positives to be taken from the recent 0-0 draw with Manchester City was the impressive form of Ireland international Shane Duffy.

The teenage Derry born centre-back was given the captain's armband for the fixture and Stubbs has been delighted with the Irishman’s progress this season.

"The one thing about Shane is that he competes very well," said former Toffee's defender Stubbs.

"We're still trying to get that little bit of sloppiness out of his game from time to time, but that comes with being a young defender. The coaches are trying to make him understand the consequences of any decision-making and hopefully he will learn from that.

"He was one player who stood up against the test and he led by example."

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