Shane Duffy: Huddersfield win will mean nothing if Brighton don't back it up

Shane Duffy celebrates scoring at Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Shane Duffy celebrates scoring at Huddersfield. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy says Saturday's win at Huddersfield won't mean anything if the Seagulls don't get a result against Crystal Palace tomorrow evening.

Duffy netted his third goal of the season in the 2-1 Premier League win at Huddersfield and Albion next entertain arch rivals Palace at the Amex.

The Seagulls then travel to Burnley on Saturday to finish a hectic week and Duffy said after the win at Huddersfield "We knew coming into the three games that we could win them if we're on it.

"This is a good start, we'll get on the bus, enjoy tonight and then it's back to the drawing board for Tuesday.

"It's another huge game and this will mean nothing if we don't get a result on Tuesday. The most important thing now is to back this up."

Duffy is hoping Albion enjoy better fortunes against Palace this year, after drawing 0-0 at home in the Premier League and losing 3-2 away last season.

He said: "They're always great and derbies can get a little bit feisty. I haven't played in too many but I'm looking forward to it again.

"Hopefully there are better outcomes this year to give our fans something to cheer about."

Duffy moved back ahead of team-mate Lewis Dunk in the goalscoring charts on Saturday but has not set himself a goal target for the season.

He said: "I was just happy to score one this year because I didn't score at all last year. I feel like I can score in most games and I had a chance before the goal.

"I'm just happy I'm finding the back of the net, it's a plus but the most important thing was three points.

"It's a huge feeling because we haven't had good performances and results coming here, so I'm happy that's changed."


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