Shane Duffy has deleted his social media channels after leaving Celtic's Dubai training camp.

The Hoops defender, who is currently on loan from Brighton, was pictured boarding a flight to London Heathrow yesterday morning.

It is understood that the Republic of Ireland skipper had to urgently fly back due to a personal family issue.

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HeraldScotland:

Duffy has been an active user of both Twitter and Instagram since his loan move to Parkhead, but he has now closed both accounts.

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Duffy was expected to add some steel in the centre of defence but his loan switch from Brighton has been a disaster, with Lennon only throwing him into the fray during Saturday’s Ibrox defeat when Nir Bitton – a midfielder starting at the back – was sent off.

We told yesterday how former Celtic defender Adam Virgo reckons Shane Duffy would have struggled even more against Rangers in a packed Ibrox stadium - as he was a bag of nerves behind closed doors.

"I dread to think what Shane would have been like with a full crowd [at Ibrox]," Virgo said. "I think it would have been ten times worse for him. He looked a bag of nerves coming on against Rangers. Signings like this can happen, like myself.

“Unfortunately for Shane he’s made too many mistakes which have led to goals. Neil’s going to be very brave to stick with him. I don’t think Shane can say he has not been given chances."