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Shane Duffy has a big few weeks ahead.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has suggested that Shane Duffy’s future at the Premier League club is likely to be decided by Duffy’s desire to retain his international place in Stephen Kenny’s Ireland squad in the coming months.

After a great start to the season, Duffy has struggled to maintain his spot in the Brighton starting XI, and is now reportedly facing showdown talks on his future at the club.

As a result, Potter has spoken on the Irish international’s future at the club, explaining that he may have to part ways with the defender, should Duffy wish to do so in order to maintain his international ambitions.

Shane Duffy’s Brighton future.

As it stands, Duffy has one year remaining on his current deal at the Amex Stadium, with Potter explaining that his future at the club is going to be decided by both parties.

“We just need to help people enjoy football because when that’s happening he’s a really important guy,” Potter began when speaking about the future of the Irish international. “It has to be a two-way discussion.

“Shane is an experienced guy and he has got his career and everything to consider. He’s ambitious. He wants to carry on playing for his country. That’s important for him.

“So, all these things you have to take into consideration when you speak to players.”

Shane Duffy.

Recently, however, Duffy has been nursing a thigh injury, keeping him out of action for the Premier League side.

Shane Duffy

But he is likely to return to the Brighton squad this weekend, ahead of their clash against Wolves at Molineux. Kick-off is at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

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