Shane Duffy says he is “far away” from another crack with a Premier League giant.

The Republic of Ireland central defender has never been happier in his career than he is with Albion.

The Seagulls and Duffy are soaring as they prepare for Saturday’s visit to his old club Everton.

Albion head to Goodison Park after a hat-trick of wins and clean sheets.

Duffy has been instrumental in the run and rise from the Championship alongside England squad newcomer Lewis Dunk.

The pair were recently awarded new five-year deals and Duffy broke the club international appearances record.

He has brushed aside the suggestion he could attract attention again from one of the big Premier League clubs.

Duffy, 26, told The Argus: “I’m far away from that. I’m so happy here. This is probably the happiest I have been at any club I’ve been at.

“I am grateful to the club for even taking a chance on me when I was going through a bad period at Blackburn.

“Everyone’s ambition is to go as high as they can but for me that’s not even in my head for one second.

“You never know if it comes upon you but I’m just so happy here.”

Duffy joined Everton as a 16-year-old scholar and made ten appearances before moving to Blackburn four years ago.

He said: “I owe a lot to Everton. I’ll always be thankful for what they did for me.

“I know at the time I wasn’t ready to play there and I wasn’t good enough to play there.”