Duffy: Lewis’s Dundee Utd display was real bonus

Manager Jim Duffy considers Lewis Strapp‘s performances in the final two fixtures of the regular Ladbrokes Championship campaign to have been a real bonus.

Left-back Lewis started the penultimate game of the season at Dunfermline Athletic and retained his place for the 1-1 draw with Dundee United on the final day.

According to Duffy, the 17-year-old, who also made three cup appearances this term, gave an excellent account of himself and underlined his potential, particularly with his mature display against the Tangerines.

The Ton boss told gmfc.net: “I thought young Lewis at left-back was outstanding against Dundee United in the final game of the regular league season.

“He made his starting debut in the Championship at Dunfermline the previous week and he was a wee bit nervous at times but did okay.

“But against a team like Dundee United he was a lot, lot more like himself and him and his family can be proud of his first league start at Cappielow.

“He’s shown the potential he’s got. We believe he has got the ability to go and play, and the last two games of the season will have helped him.

“He learned positionally and yeah, he made one or two little mistakes like every player does, but it was a bonus for us to learn we can put him in against very good players and he can handle the situation.”


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