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This Shane Duffy goal for Blackburn suggests that he'll fit perfectly into the Irish team

The Derry native opened the scoring against QPR.

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers - Loftus Road Shane Duffy celebrates after last night's goal while a QPR fan (bottom left) says: Welcome to Loftus Road.' Source: Nigel French

SHANE DUFFY GAVE Blackburn Rovers the lead during last night’s 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers in the English Championship.

It was Duffy’s first time netting for Rovers this season and the manner of the goal tells us that he could slot very nicely into the Republic of Ireland side.

Putting the goalkeeper under pressure during a set-piece before stabbing the ball home from half a yard, you won’t see a more Irish goal than that.

Although the 23-year-old defender was capped last year in a friendly against Costa Rica, Duffy hasn’t yet managed to become a regular under Martin O’Neill.

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