Gordon Greer is glad to see Shane Duffy thriving at Brighton once again.

The 29-year-old had a tough spell on loan at Celtic last season.

Since returning to Albion he has played every minute of their four Premier League games, scoring one goal.

He has also been a part of a Seagulls defence which has kept two cleans sheets and conceded just three goals, which is the same amount as leaders Manchester United.

But Greer feels Duffy is benefitting from Albion playing to his strengths.

He said: “It is great that he has been given the opportunity to get back playing because he just needed the structure and the players around him to help him and there is obviously better players at Albion to help him.

“But there is also a good structure in place at the club where he has been asked to do things which he is good at, where at Celtic the team struggled and he was being asked to do things which he is not as comfortable with and it was a vicious circle for him.”

Duffy has also shown what he can do on the ball, which was evident in their win over Brentford as he sprayed some nice passes including a lovely ball over the top to pick out Danny Welbeck.

But Greer, who played alongside Duffy during his time at Blackburn, has been impressed by his passing, especially in pressured situations.

He said: “I played with Shane at Blackburn and he is a decent footballer, he is not Lewis Dunk on the ball but he is not terrible either, he can pass a ball.

“But the key things is having options and in the middle of the back three nine times out of ten you can drop a little deeper and buy yourself a bit of time and usually you have got options, especially in Brighton’s team that want the ball, so there is usually passes on.

“I have also been impressed in the situations where he has been under pressure that maybe his options are a bit limited that he has still managed to find a pass, which is great and it just shows when he is playing with confidence and belief he can do it.”