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Duffy Frustration Mounts

Darryl Duffy cuts a lowly figure these days with a baron run of form that that has seen the former Hull City striker not score in the league since the 14th of September.

Duffy has seen in recent months Guillem Bauza , Jason Scotland and loanee Warren Feeney overhaul him in Roberto Martinez's squad.

In a side that has shown a brand of free flowing football Darryl Duffy's chances of securing first team action firmly rest in cup competitions.

The Liberty Stadium faithful have been left aghast at the demise of the talented striker that scored 5 goals in 5 games at the tail end of last season. That goal spell threatened to force Swansea into the play off's but a 6-3 loss over a rampant Blackpool side scuppered those plans of a late promotion challenge.

As frustration grows the striker is determined to force his way into a Swansea side who are performing so well. Despite his growing concern Duffy has shown a level of team spirit that would defy his position.

The former Falkirk striker insists he is happy for his team mates but the player cannot contain his disappointment of not featuring in the clubs excellent run of form that has seen them go straight to the top.

He Told The Evening Post

'Now it's just getting ridiculous really.'

I'm frustrated, just like anybody else in my position would be."

The only thing that has been keeping my head up a little bit is that I haven't been missing one-on-ones or sitters every week...the chances I have had have been limited."

When they have come, keepers have made really good saves or I've made the wrong decision.

The team has changed a lot since I was here on loan, but it's my fault I haven't scored as many goals as I did when I came to the club at the back end of last season."

The lads are going really well and I know it's difficult for the manager to change things in that situation.I'm happy for my team-mates, but on a personal note it's quite disheartening."

You just have to be patient, but I know I'm not the most patient person in general, not just in football."


Duffy will be out to seize his chance against Blue Square South outfit Havant and Waterlooville in the 3rd round of the FA Cup tomorrow. He will also get a second bite at the cherry as Swansea Play host to Brighton in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Section semi final.

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2008

Time: 10:54AM

Your Comments

I think he has talent, and hope he takes his chance for you tomorrow.
Basel Tiger
The thing is Martinez isn't even playing him in the cup games. He's done well to please as many of our players as possible as we have quite a large squad but he's gone all wrong with Duffy. It's not surprising he's unhappy and impatient. For gods sake Martinez play him and let him build up his confidence again. With Feeney out I'm surprised if he doesn't play.
KevinE
I hope he starts tomorrow and bags a few goals get him back in RM's thoughts. I'd like to see him with at least a regular bench place as i think he can still do a job for us.
barrydoom
Seen as Martinez looks to be trying out 4-4-2 again the game against havant is the best time to do that, play with 2 upfront and see how Bauza and Duffy want as that will give them both some good game time and we will be able to see how they do. However, have a strong bench which will enable him t switch to 4-5-1 if god forbid, we are not doing so well. Duffy is a good player but we are not playing to his strengths at the moment.
jack hammers
has to be 4-4-2 if duffy is to play.
GThomas
Do you think he may leave in the transfer window? I have seen a few clubs linked with him.
dazza71
 

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