Damien Duff Coming To SSE Airt...


Damien Duff Coming To SSE Airtricity League


12:48 10 Mar 2015

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SSE Airtricity League clubs are on high alert after Irish international centurion Damien Duff revealed he's coming home for good before the end of Spring.

"People are probably sick of me saying that," laughed the Dubliner, when asked last night by Tony O'Donoghue on RTE's Soccer Republic programme, if he is still planning to finish his career in the domestic league.

Duff is currently out injured after rupturing a tendon in his calf while playing for current side Melbourne City FC, with whom he signed a one-year deal last summer.

He reiterated his desire to play for an Irish club on the show and it looks like 2015 could finally be the year he does just that.

"I'll be home now in the summer, end of April (or) early May. I'll be home for good then so I'll be looking for a job, so yeah that's the plan."

Duff also insisted that playing in Ireland as opposed to the much sunnier climes Down Under won't be a problem.

"I've played in games over here in forty degree heat and after twenty minutes you're ready for the game to finish. I think at times like that, you miss the rain and the snow and the wind, so I'll be looking forward to that side of it to be fair."

The former Irish winger, from Ballyboden, has two sons and said back in 2013 that he would like to bring his children up on home soil.

He also ruled out Tallaght club Shamrock Rovers at that time, "It probably won’t be Rovers. I played there for Newcastle United and they slaughtered me for 90 minutes. They probably wouldn’t have me anyway.

If Duff is true to his word and he plans to live in Dublin that leaves the club he has been linked with before, Bray Wanderers, St. Patrick's Athletic or Bohemians as his most likely destinations.

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