Duffy admits Hughes lure

New Hibs striker pleased to link up with former boss

Duffy: Pleased to join Hibs

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Hibernian's new loan signing Darryl Duffy is relishing the chance to work with manager John Hughes again, after playing for him while at Falkirk.

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The 26-year-old, who joins Hibs on loan for the rest of the season from Bristol Rovers, first linked up with Hughes at the Bairns in 2004 and helped fire the club to the Division One title in his first campaign.

He managed 30 goals in two years before moving to Hull City and the Scottish striker is looking forward to playing for Hughes once more.

"I was very happy to get everything sorted before the transfer deadline started rearing its ugly head," he told skysports.com.

"I've done last minute transfers before and they are very chaotic, so to have everything in place in advance was brilliant.

"It is a big club to move to and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into things.

"I've obviously worked with John Hughes before, so he knows what I can bring to the table and I know how he likes to run a football club.

"Hopefully, we can recreate some of the success that we had at Falkirk together."

Duffy was anxious to leave Bristol Rovers after falling down the pecking order at the Memorial Stadium, and he admits that a number of options arose for him to remain in England, but that the chance to work with Hughes again was an opportunity he simply could not refuse.

"There was interest from quite a few clubs in England, but once I knew Yogi (Hughes) was interested in taking me to Hibs it was a very easy decision for me to make," he added.

"I know exactly how he likes his sides to play the game and that suits me down to the ground.

"It was an important move for me this one because I needed to make sure I was going to a club that would suit my playing style and I knew that joining up with Yogi again would tick all the right boxes for me."