Shane Duffy can etch himself even further into Albion folklore – by keeping a former team-mate quiet.

The big centre-back could be up against Odsonne Edouard at Selhurst Park tonight.

Duffy has been in great form this term since his return from a troubled loan stint at Celtic.

Meanwhile Edouard is looking to build on a two-goal home debut after leaving Parkhead to join Palace.

Graham Potter has no doubts about Duffy’s standing with the Seagulls.

The head coach said: ““He is a club legend. For what he has achieved at the club and helping the team get promoted and what he’s done in the Premier League. Everyone loves him at the club.

“He’s a fantastic guy, a great character. Everyone is delighted that he’s back, that he’s playing, enjoying his football.

“As a human being, he’s someone you want in your corner, it doesn’t matter where you are. He supports the team, he supports the boys on the pitch. He’s a fighter, he’s a warrior.

“You want those guys with you in hostile environments and Selhurst Park on a Monday night is one of those things.”

Potter believes Duffy’s aerial presence could be a threat to Palace this evening.


He added: “It’s a huge asset. He must be one of the dangerous in the Premier League in terms of his size, how strong he is, his desire to attack the ball and throw his body in the way of things, of course, it’s a big asset.

“He has been really good for us in that area and long may it continue.”