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Darryl Duffy
Full name Darryl Alexander Duffy
Nationality Sco Scotland
Rovers apps (goals)a 76 (16)
Position Forward
Date of birth 16 April 1984
in Glasgow
Height 5ft 11in
3 July 2008 from Swansea City
30 June 2011 to join Cheltenham Town
Senior clubs
Brechin City
Hull City
Hartlepool United
Swansea City
Bristol Rovers
Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 3/06/2013

Darryl Duffy is a Forward who joined Rovers on 3 July 2008. His fee was undisclosed but is reported to be in the region of £100,000. His career at Rovers got off to a quick start, scoring three times in his first five games, but his scoring rate dropped off significantly after that, culminating in him netting just three times in 30 league appearances during the 2009–10 season. He spent the vast majority of the following year on loan to Hibernian, but injury problems limited his appearances. He was released by Rovers in the summer of 2011, whereupon he signed a two-year deal with Cheltenham Town.

Although he doesn't have any full international caps, he has been capped twice at 'B' level by Scotland.


Duffy's career started at his hometown club Rangers as a youth. He made his debut as a late substitute in a 6-0 win against Forfar Athletic but would go on to make just two more substitute appearances, against Dundee United and Panathinaikos, before initially going out on loan to Brechin City, and then joining Falkirk on a free transfer. After winning promotion in his first season, he moved south of the border in the winter transfer window to join Hull City.

He found first team chances at Hull to be limited and was loaned out to Hartlepool and Swansea City during the 2006-07 season. He scored an impressive five goals in eight appearances whilst in Wales and he went on to sign permanently for £200,000 but failed to repeat his form again.

After just one full season at Swansea, he signed for Rovers in an attempt to achieve regular first team football. He scored his first goals for his new club in a 6-1 win over Hereford United early in the 2008-09 season. The next year he found goals harder to come by, and when Rovers signed Doncaster Rovers striker Paul Heffernan on loan, there was no place for Duffy in the team. He joined Carlisle United initially for a month, but later extended to the end of the season, but was recalled to the Memorial Stadium on 4 April 2010 when Doncaster requested the return of Heffernan.

Early in the 2010-11 season, Duffy was told he was free to leave Rovers and went on to join Hibernian on loan until the end of the season, taking him up to the expiry of his contract in Bristol. After being released by Rovers in the summer of 2011 he joined Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2003–04 Rangers 1 0
2003–04 Brechin City (loan) 8 3
2004–05 Falkirk 35 17
2005–06 Falkirk 21 9
2005–06 Hull City 15 3
2006–07 Hull City 9 0
2006–07 Hartlepool United (loan) 10 5
2006–07 Swansea City (loan) 8 5
2007–08 Swansea City 20 1
2008–09 Bristol Rovers 43 13
2009–10 Bristol Rovers 30 3
2009–10 Carlisle United (loan) 8 1
2010–11 Bristol Rovers 3 0
2010–11 Hibernian (loan) 7 0
2011–12 Cheltenham Town 41 11
2012–13 Cheltenham Town 24 2

Record against Rovers[]

Darryl has played against Rovers six times, and has recoded a record of three wins, two defeats and a draw. He scored against the Pirates for Hartlepool United while on loan at the club from Hull City.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
9 December 2006 Hartlepool United Memorial Stadium 2–0 to Hartlepool Scored a goal
18 March 2008 Swansea City Memorial Stadium 2–0 to Rovers Substituted after 65 minutes
24 March 2008 Swansea City Liberty Stadium 2–2 Subbed on at half time
1 October 2011 Cheltenham Town Memorial Stadium 3–1 to Cheltenham Josh Low and Steve Elliott also played for Cheltenham
21 January 2012 Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road 2–0 to Rovers Subbed off after 58 mins
3 October 2012 Cheltenham Town Memorial Stadium 1–0 to Cheltenham Chris Zebroski and Steve Elliott also played for Cheltenham