Celtic defender Shane Duffy believes Ireland senior players need to lead youngsters better
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Celtic defender Shane Duffy believes Ireland senior players need to lead youngsters better

Celtic defender Shane Duffy insists that the senior Ireland players need to be leaders to the youngsters in a bid to avid further Covid19 disruptions.

The Ireland squad suffered a massive setback after a positive Covid19 test was discovered and four players had to be quarantined due to be in close contact with the staff member who tested pisitive

“It's quite difficult, people are getting ruled out because they're close contacts, it's very unfortunate,” Duffy said.

“I don't know, it's hard because no-one knows what's happening. There's nothing sort of wrong with the players but they're getting ruled out, so it's quite frustrating. But it's the rules and we've got to adapt.

“It's something new every day so it's just about adapting and trying to do our best with what we've got and that's it, really.

“Listen, it's (Covid-19) all over the world, we can't do anything about it. We've just got to let the medical staff look after it, that's the priority.

“There are so many things that they've put in place for us now. It's a lot different to what it was last year, probably, so you've just got to be careful and do the right things, keep social distancing and all that.

“We've got to do the right things, you've got to try and set standards around the place. We've got a few senior players in here so we'll just try and advise them (the younger ones),” Duffy continued.

“The doc and all the medical team here are on it, so listen we don't want the same thing happening out in Finland now, so we've got to be really careful.” 

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