Shane Duffy wants Albion to silence the crowd when he returns to his old club Everton.

Centre-half Duffy returns to Goodison Park for a third time in the Premier League as an Albion player on Saturday having started his career there as a youngster.

Duffy made Premier League and Europa League appearances under David Moyes at the Toffees before a move to Blackburn Rovers.

He is relishing a return but hopes Albion can heap more pressure on Carlo Ancelotti’s side by not giving already disgruntled supporters anything to cheer when the Seagulls arrive.

He said: “It is always nice to go back.

“It has been a long time since I left there, so I have been a few times.

“It is all change there now, so it will be a difficult game, a difficult atmosphere to play in but I know what it is like when Goodison Park is rocking.

“They have got a top manager there now, who is getting the best out of the players, so it will be tough but we can take confidence from our away performances against the top teams.

“Hopefully we can quieten the crowd and play our game.”

Everton are under a different manager from the one which Duffy and Albion came up against in October in the 3-2 triumph at the Amex.

Ancelotti replaced Marco Silva prior to Christmas in a massive coup for the Toffees.

The Italian has won the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and the Champions League with the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG and Real Madrid but Duffy is not surprised by the appointment.

He said: “That shows the ambition of the club.

“I have spoken to a few people there and that is what they have always wanted since the new owners came in and now they have got it. “You’ll probably see a few signings who will be able to help them kick on over the next few years.

“They are a massive club and I wish them all the best – except on Saturday!”

Albion have never beaten Everton at Goodison Park in seven visits but Duffy hopes that can change on Saturday.

He said: “We got a good point against Chelsea and we beat Bournemouth, so we can, hopefully, get a little of run of results going.

“They are in and around us in the table and they have got a little bit of momentum like we have.

“Hopefully we get a strong squad together to go there, as we have nothing to fear.

“We know the players and we will go there and give it a go.”