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Brighton defender Duffy thought Prem dream was dead after Everton sale

Brighton defender Shane Duffy has admitted he didn't think he'd get another chance at Premier League football after being sold by boyhood club Everton in 2014.

The Irishman looked likely to have a prosperous career at Goodison Park before David Moyes departed for Manchester United.

For the 26-year-old, the Seagulls trip to Merseyside on Saturday will be bittersweet.

"Of course, yes you think that," he told The Argus. "But I always knew Everton was a top club in the Premier League. You have to be really good to break through there.

"If you look at my career, I went to Yeovil and Scunthorpe and Blackburn. So you are thinking it's probably never going to come.

"But you just keep working hard and if you get a platform to do it, like at this club (Albion), it's special for me and I am grateful to them."

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