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Duff justice

Posted on 31 May 2002  - 12:00

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<LI><FONT size=-2>Duff is 5/1&nbsp&#59;to be the&nbsp&#59;Irish top scorer - <BR><A href="" target=_new DESIGNTIMEURL="">Click for full World Cup odds with Surrey Sports.</A></FONT> <P>Gary Doherty and Chris Hughton nominate Damien Duff as the player likely to ignite Ireland's attacking fire at the World Cup finals. <P>The Blackburn leftie made quite an impression last season during Rovers' return to the Premiership - now he has the biggest stage of all to parade his talents. <P>"I think Duff because he's young," said Gary. "I remember in the Under 20's World Cup in Malaysia he was on fire, his career seemed to stall for a few years but now he's back and he's playing brilliantly at Blackburn and he's got all the top teams after him because he's such a good player."<IMG src="/_worldpix/hughton.jpg" align=left border=1 DESIGNTIMEURL="/_worldpix/hughton.jpg" <P>Chris Hughton is in agreement with Gary's assessment and feels that Duff's versatility could be a major asset to Mick McCarthy. <P><P>"Certainly Damien Duff - who had a wonderful season," said Chris. "I think what he has added to his game now is a certain amount of versatility. We've known and seen him as a left-winger, a natural left-winger that has pace. <P>"We've seen him add to that game, even from left wing where he's cutting inside and scoring goals with his right foot. We've also seen him playing off the front a little bit and that is another option for Mick. <P>"He knows he can play him wide and knows he can play him off the front. It is a great asset to have somebody who's got that type of pace to play up front, giving you the opportunity to change your game a little bit." <P>As far as players who could make an impact at the World Cup, Doc throws in a few more names. <P>"Robbie Keane may be struggling a bit at Leeds as he doesn't seem to be playing, but he'll be fresh as he is such a good player when he's with Ireland. <P>"Steve Finnan, I think he could have a good World Cup, solid right back. <P>"Shay Given, he's got himself on the map, so it could be a massive World Cup for some of the lads."<BR><BR><TABLE background=_rich_images/crowd_bg.jpg border=1><TBODY><TR><TD><STRONG><FONT face=Arial size=-1>CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE WORLD CUP NEWS FROM OUR SPECIAL ARCHIVE - </FONT></STRONG><A href=""><STRONG><FONT face=Arial color=blue size=-1>TOP COVERAGE WITH A SPURS ANGLE!</FONT></STRONG></A><STRONG> </STRONG></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><BR><BR><TABLE background=_rich_images/crowd_bg.jpg border=1><TBODY><TR><TD><STRONG><FONT face=Arial size=-1>Be first to receive the New Kappa kit - three days before everyone else - </FONT></STRONG><A href=""><STRONG><FONT face=Arial color=blue size=-1>Click here to order!</FONT></STRONG></A><STRONG> </STRONG></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><BR><BR><TABLE background=_rich_images/crowd_bg.jpg border=1><TBODY><TR><TD><STRONG><FONT face=Arial size=-1>SEASON TICKETS - DON'T MISS A KICK! </FONT></STRONG><A href="javascript:popUp2('')" DESIGNTIMEURL="javascript:popUp2('')"><STRONG><FONT face=Arial color=blue size=-1>Click here to apply online</FONT></STRONG></A><STRONG> </STRONG></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></LI>