Celtic defender Shane Duffy flies home from Dubai training camp - reports

Celtic defender Shane Duffy has flown home from the club’s training camp in Dubai.

Shane Duffy pictured as Celtic left from Glasgow Airport for their midseason training camp in Dubai on January 02 (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Shane Duffy pictured as Celtic left from Glasgow Airport for their midseason training camp in Dubai on January 02 (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

The on-loan Republic of Ireland international was spotted boarding a flight at Dubai Airport which has landed at Heathrow this morning.

The 29-year-old was permitted to return home to deal with a personal and family issue, according to the Scottish Sun.

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Duffy, who has endured a difficult time at Celtic since making the loan move from Brighton, appeared as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday following the red card to Nir Bitton.

He has struggled to nail down a regular first team place in Neil Lennon’s side, but with Bitton facing a suspension, and Christopher Jullien ruled out for an extended period with a knee injury, Duffy is likely to be required for the visit of Hibs on Monday.

Celtic are expected to sign a new centre-back in January with Lennon confirming: “It is an area where we will probably look to bring someone in.”

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