Duffy hopes for regular berth

Duffy: Focused and on form

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Cheltenham striker Darryl Duffy admits being on the bench was tough but hopes his recent good form will earn him a regular starting place.

Nine of the Scottish hitman's first 16 appearances this season came as a substitute, as the Robins enjoyed their best-ever start to a Football League campaign.

His 10 goals may have since cemented him as the lone central forward in manager Mark Yates' side for the moment, but Duffy conceded he would not want to go back to being a replacement any time soon.

"It was a little bit frustrating at the start of the season when I wasn't starting as many games as I would have liked," he said.

"Now I've got back in the team and I'm scoring a few goals, the team is doing so well it's a bit better.

"No one likes sitting on the bench but I'm back in the team now and I have to keep doing well to keep my place."