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Always learning, says Duffy

25 October 2018

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Mark Duffy insists the players are always learning when competing in the Sky Bet Championship.

Reflecting on Tuesday's late setback against Stoke City, Duffy remarked: "You are always learning, whether you've played in the Championship for a season, two or for the last ten years.

"There are always different challenges, so you have to learn and unfortunately Tuesday one of those learning curves.

"It's Dean (Henderson) first season at this level and he's been brilliant for us, but we didn't get the wall set properly, Peter Crouch was on and he wanted another body at the back stick, but Joe Allen has crept one in at the near post."

The experienced midfielder added: "You have to take the positives when they come and also the negatives, but we'll move on to Saturday.

"The Championship is full of massive threats, especially with the likes of Crouch playing at this level, Stoke were certainly a better team with him on the pitch.

"We wanted to double up on him at the back post when on reflection we perhaps should have just trusted Jack (O'Connell) to win the tussle."

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