Duffy denied winning Yeovil debut by late Bolton goal

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Alan Foley

Duffy denied winning Yeovil debut by late Bolton goal
Shane Duffy was denied a winning debut at Yeovil Town by a last minute Bolton Wanderers goal on Saturday.

Shane Duffy was denied a winning debut at Yeovil Town by a last minute Bolton Wanderers goal on Saturday.

Derry native Duffy joined the Sky Bet Championship outfit last week on an initial one-month loan and lined out at centre-back at the Reebok Stadium.

Ed Upson’s speculative 30-yard effort gave Yeovil the lead with just 11 minutes remaining.

But Bolton defender Matt Mills smashed a header against the crossbar and Alex Baptiste was on hand to nod in the equaliser.

The point means that Yeovil remain in 21st place in the Championship with five points from their nine outings thus far this term.

The 21-year-old defender has Premier League and Europa League experience with Everton, and joins fellow Irishmen Sam Foley, Paddy Madden, and Kevin Dawson at Huish Park.

Duffy, whose father Brian is from Letterkenny, has captained Ireland U-21’s and also featured in the senior squad.

In 2011 Duffy spent time on loan at Burnley and Scunthorpe United, but was recalled to Goodison Park in January 2012.

He made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

“When we knew Shane was available for loan we immediately enquired about bringing him here,” Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said.

Yeovil return to action on Tuesday night with a trip to Leicester City in the Championship.