Duff Ready For Lift Off!

Last updated : 13 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Shay Given: "He's looked really sharp in the pre-season games and in training.

"That has been a massive boost for him - and us.

"I've known Duffer for a long time and I've been an international team-mate of his for many a year.

"It's great to see him back to where he was before his injuries.

"He won a couple of Premier League medals at Chelsea and he's a fantastic player.

"He's shown the fans now how fantastic he is, and the goals for him are a real bonus.

"We are looking a bit healthier. We were worried a couple of weeks back when we are down to the bare bones.

"But we've got some players in and, hopefully, a couple more before the end of the window.

"A couple of lads left in the summer and we had to strengthen the squad.
"We've done that and the new lads have done well so far.

"Jonas had a fantastic game the other day and I think the fans will take to him.

"Sebastien Bassong has come in too to give us some more defensive options.

"I haven't seen Coloccini yet, but for £10m he must be pretty good.
#"He's an Argentinian international, so that is a great signing for the club."