A good draw - Keane

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane believed that his side were not firing on all cylinders, but still deserved their point at Portsmouth this afternoon.

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane believed that his side were not firing on all cylinders, but still deserved their point at Portsmouth this afternoon.

Town continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 0-0 draw at Pompey. Both sides hit the woodwork, with David Norris rattling a post for Town, and Darren O’Dea also missed the best chance of the game.

Keane said: “There are good draws, and bad draws, and this was a good draw for us.

“I thought we started sluggishly, and were a bit sloppy which invited pressure from Portsmouth.

“But we hit the post and Darren (O’Dea) knows he should have hit the target.”

Keane admitted that O’Dea will be a doubt for Tuesday’s game against QPR, after hobbling off in the second-half.

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But Mark Kennedy and Connor Wickham both came on as second-half substitutes, after their respective injuries, which Keane said was a “big plus.”

Pompey boss Steve Cotterill insisted: “I thought that Roy might say a draw was a fair result, but I thought that we actually shaded it.”

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