Duff: Goals are down to Hughes

09 March 2011 01:30
Fulham winger Damien Duff has credited the attacking approach of manager Mark Hughes for his recent purple patch in front of goal. Having failed to find the net for more than 10 months, Duff has now scored five times in his last six games for club and country. The Republic of Ireland star, who turned 32 last week, was more restricted under the tactics of former boss Roy Hodgson and has revelled in his newfound freedom. "There has been a shift in philosophy," he told his club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com. "And, of course, it's one that works well for me. "In the past, maybe we were more about containing teams and keeping our shape, but now we're going at teams, and from the moment we get on the ball, we're breaking very quickly."

Source: PA