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Darryl Duffy
Full nameDarryl Alexander Duffy
NationalitySco Scotland
Rovers apps (goals)a76 (16)
PositionForward
Date of birth16 April 1984
in Glasgow
Height5ft 11in
Joined
3 July 2008 from Swansea City
Left
30 June 2011 to join Cheltenham Town
Senior clubs
Rangers
Brechin City
Falkirk
Hull City
Hartlepool United
Swansea City
Bristol Rovers
Carlisle United
Hibernian

Cheltenham Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 3/06/2013

Darryl Duffy is a Forward who joined Rovers on 3 July 2008. His fee was undisclosed but is reported to be in the region of £100,000. His career at Rovers got off to a quick start, scoring three times in his first five games, but his scoring rate dropped off significantly after that, culminating in him netting just three times in 30 league appearances during the 2009–10 season. He spent the vast majority of the following year on loan to Hibernian, but injury problems limited his appearances. He was released by Rovers in the summer of 2011, whereupon he signed a two-year deal with Cheltenham Town.

Although he doesn't have any full international caps, he has been capped twice at 'B' level by Scotland.

CareerEdit

Duffy's career started at his hometown club Rangers as a youth. He made his debut as a late substitute in a 6-0 win against Forfar Athletic but would go on to make just two more substitute appearances, against Dundee United and Panathinaikos, before initially going out on loan to Brechin City, and then joining Falkirk on a free transfer. After winning promotion in his first season, he moved south of the border in the winter transfer window to join Hull City.

He found first team chances at Hull to be limited and was loaned out to Hartlepool and Swansea City during the 2006-07 season. He scored an impressive five goals in eight appearances whilst in Wales and he went on to sign permanently for £200,000 but failed to repeat his form again.

After just one full season at Swansea, he signed for Rovers in an attempt to achieve regular first team football. He scored his first goals for his new club in a 6-1 win over Hereford United early in the 2008-09 season. The next year he found goals harder to come by, and when Rovers signed Doncaster Rovers striker Paul Heffernan on loan, there was no place for Duffy in the team. He joined Carlisle United initially for a month, but later extended to the end of the season, but was recalled to the Memorial Stadium on 4 April 2010 when Doncaster requested the return of Heffernan.

Early in the 2010-11 season, Duffy was told he was free to leave Rovers and went on to join Hibernian on loan until the end of the season, taking him up to the expiry of his contract in Bristol. After being released by Rovers in the summer of 2011 he joined Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
2003–04Rangers 10
2003–04Brechin City (loan)83
2004–05Falkirk 3517
2005–06Falkirk 219
2005–06Hull City 153
2006–07Hull City 90
2006–07Hartlepool United (loan)105
2006–07Swansea City (loan)85
2007–08Swansea City 201
2008–09Bristol Rovers 4313
2009–10Bristol Rovers 303
2009–10Carlisle United (loan)81
2010–11Bristol Rovers 30
2010–11Hibernian (loan)70
2011–12Cheltenham Town 4111
2012–13Cheltenham Town 242

Record against RoversEdit

Darryl has played against Rovers six times, and has recoded a record of three wins, two defeats and a draw. He scored against the Pirates for Hartlepool United while on loan at the club from Hull City.

DateClubVenueResultNotes
9 December 2006Hartlepool UnitedMemorial Stadium2–0 to HartlepoolScored a goal
18 March 2008Swansea CityMemorial Stadium2–0 to RoversSubstituted after 65 minutes
24 March 2008Swansea CityLiberty Stadium2–2Subbed on at half time
1 October 2011Cheltenham TownMemorial Stadium3–1 to CheltenhamJosh Low and Steve Elliott also played for Cheltenham
21 January 2012Cheltenham TownWhaddon Road2–0 to RoversSubbed off after 58 mins
3 October 2012Cheltenham TownMemorial Stadium1–0 to CheltenhamChris Zebroski and Steve Elliott also played for Cheltenham

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