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31st Dec, 2016 | 12:04pm

Shane Duffy shares support for Celtic on Twitter ahead of Old Firm Derby

By Harvey Byrne

Brighton defender Shane Duffy has shown his support for Celtic on his personal Twitter account ahead of the clash against Rangers.

The Hoops are preparing to face their fierce rivals in the Old Firm Derby for the third time this campaign at Ibrox.

Derry-born Duffy, who was linked with a move to Celtic in the summer posted his support for Brendan Rodgers’ side on his personal Twitter account ahead of the clash.

Duffy has had a colourful career, playing for Everton and Blackburn as well as the Northern Ireland youth team before moving to the Republic of Ireland senior team.

It was believed in the summer that Rodgers was keen to take him from Ewood Park, but he eventually made the £4million switch to Championship side Brighton.

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He has been key for the Seagulls as they currently sit in second in the English second tier, playing in 19 fixtures in all competitions.

Duffy is now hoping that Celtic maintain their unbeaten run against Rangers on Saturday afternoon, which will see them move 19 points clear at the top with a game in hand.

Additionally, it will be the third time the Hoops have picked up victory over Mark Warburton’s team in three encounters this campaign.

In other Celtic news, Gordan Strachan believes this Rangers player will be a miss against the Hoops.