Duffy seeks Pompey exit

Full-back left frustrated by Redknapp's silent treatment

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Richard Duffy admits that he is desperate to put an end to his nightmare spell at Portsmouth.

The defender joined Pompey from Swansea in 2004, but has made just two appearances for the Premier League club during a frustrating four years on the South Coast.

He is currently enjoying a third loan stint at Championship side Coventry and has revealed that he is hoping to secure a permanent move to the Ricoh Arena.

His lack of first-team opportunities under Harry Redknapp have seen him lose his place in the Welsh national squad, and Duffy is far from complimentary in his assessment of the former West Ham manager's coaching techniques.


"I can't afford another season like this one," he told The News.

"I want to be out of Portsmouth as quickly as possible.

"I figured out a couple of years ago that it wasn't going to happen for

me. Harry Redknapp just didn't even bother to speak to me.

"I used to go into training every morning and get ignored. I wasn't the only one, there were a few of us in that position.


"He had his players who he was going to play and that was the end of it. If you weren't one of them, you didn't count.

"The silent treatment was so hard to take. I would have rather he gave me a rollicking or something.

"I just didn't feel wanted there. I'd wake up some mornings and feel I didn't even want to go in.

"I'd never put Harry Redknapp down for the job he's done at Portsmouth, it is nothing short of fantastic.


"And I don't have any regrets about making the move there. I guess managers all have their own ways.

"You ask yourself, "have I done enough", but two games in four years - I wouldn't say that was a fair crack of the whip.

"Hopefully I will get a chance at Coventry."