The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Isaac Wil­liam

SHANE DUFFY has set­tled him­self in for a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle at Yeovil af­ter re­veal­ing he turned down the chance to move else­where on loan.

Duffy ini­tially linked up with the Glovers in Septem­ber, be­fore agree­ing to stay on un­til De­cem­ber, and then ex­tended his stint again – this time un­til the end of the sea­son – on New Year’s Day.

The 22-year-old Ever­ton cen­tre-half was wanted by other clubs but he says the lure of help­ing Yeovil out of their lowly po­si­tion was enough to make him sign up for the chal­lenge.

“It was a good test to stay here. I could have gone to other places but I wanted to stay,” said Duffy.

“I thought it would be a test for my­self and the lads. I have never been in this sit­u­a­tion in my ca­reer so I wanted to give it my best shot.

“If we come out of it, hope­fully it will be good for my ca­reer. It’s dif­fer­ent to any­thing I have ever been in­volved in. Hope­fully when I look back at it at the end of my ca­reer it will have stood me in good stead.

“We’re go­ing to give it a good go and now we’re play­ing teams around us.We need to win these games, that’s what re­ally mat­ters.”

PLEDGE: Shane Duffy

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