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Fulham veteran Duff eyes Ireland return

Damien Duff says he is planning to end his career back in his homeland of Ireland.

The 35-year old winger is in his fifth season with Fulham but is pondering a return to his old home to play in the League of Ireland before his playing days are finished.

Duff retired from international football with the Republic of Ireland in August 2012 but says his club career is not yet behind him as he looks ahead to a season or two in the Airtricity League.

"There was no great reason (for my international retirement), it wasn't that my body was packing it in, and I can't say I miss it," he told Dublin's Evening Herald.

"I wouldn't say I watch all the games anymore. I have got two kids and the games are usually at the time you're putting them to bed. I don't miss it, one million per cent I made the right decision.

"But I am going to move back home to Ireland and raise my children so they can see their family every day. It's definitely on the list.

"But I am not planning on hanging up the boots any time soon. There is plenty more left in the tank. Obviously I have to get fit first but I am definitely going to play at home in Ireland."

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