This paper deals with the numerical technique for singularly perturbed second-order differential-difference equations of the convection-diffusion type with a small delay parameter

$\delta $ whose solution has a single boundary layer. The authors analyze three difference operators

${L}_{k}^{N},k=1,2,3$ with a simple upwind scheme, a midpoint upwind scheme and a hybrid scheme, respectively, on a Shishkin mesh to approximate the solution of the problem. The hybrid algorithm uses central difference in the boundary layer region and a midpoint upwind scheme outside the boundary layer. The autors establish that the hybrid scheme gives better accuracy. The paper concludes with a few numerical results exhibiting the performance of these three schemes.