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Michael Duffy expects second Celtic trial before January

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Celtic are set to offer Michael Duffy a second trial before the New Year.

Northern Irish youth-international attacker Michael Duffy is expecting a second chance to impress at Celtic before the New Year.

Duffy has just finished a trial period with the Bhoys, and he believes that his showing during this brief period have done enough to convince manager Ronny Deila to take a second look. 

Duffy did not play in a match for the side, but he did train alongside some of Celtic's key stars and the young forward was delighted to have had the opportunity. 

"I was asked to stay behind after a few sessions to cross into the penalty area for players such as Kayal, John Guidetti and another new signing, Stefan Scepovic, to get onto the end of them," he told the Derry Journal.

"At the start I was a bit nervous doing that, but once I got settled I had no problems at all and I really enjoyed it.

"It was great and before I left I was told that Celtic would be asking me to return to play in a match hopefully before Christmas, but more probably before January."

Duffy is currently playing for Derry City in the League of Ireland Premier Division, where he has impressed all watchers. 

The 20-year-old has scored 16 times in 39 appearances for his club and has also played three times for the Northern Irish under-21 side. 

His task upon returning to Derry will be to continue to score at the regularity that he was before his spell at Parkhead. 

At the moment the side are eighth position in the table and they will be looking to climb it now their key attacker is back in the fold. 

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