Duffy backs Keogh swoop
Darryl Duffy has called on Carlisle defender Richard Keogh to join him at Bristol Rovers next season.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 03/06/10 6:11pm
Bristol Rovers striker Darryl Duffy has called on former team-mate Richard Keogh to join him at the Memorial Stadium next season.
Duffy played alongside the defender whilst on loan at Carlisle United last season and was impressed with what he saw.
Keogh is out of contract this summer and has been linked with a host of clubs, including Rovers and Hibernian, and Duffy believes it would be a brilliant acquisition if the Pirates could lure him back to Bristol.
"He would be a great signing for any club in League One really and he is a smashing player," Duffy told skysports.com about the former Bristol City stopper.
"He is an all-action right-back that has been linked with a number of clubs during the summer and I reckon he will get a decent move from it because he is a very good player."
Keogh came through the ranks at the Pirates' cross city rivals, but Duffy still believes that he would become an instant hit with the Rovers supporters.
He added: "People have played for both sides before in the past and I think that the type of player he is means that it won't be too much of a problem for him because he gives 100% every single week.
"Rovers fans appreciate that determination in a player, so I don't think the fact that he played for Bristol City will influence the fans' opinion of him too much."