Evans about to show whether he still has faith in Keane

IPSWICH Town manager Roy Keane says that he’ll know whether club owner Marcus Evans still has faith in him in a the next few days.

The Blues go into the New Year – and come to the half-way point of the season – when they play Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

He is still waiting to hear whether he will be given money to spend in the January transfer window, and knows the importance of the owner’s decision.

“The owner has to debate whether he’ll give �500,000 say to a manager who has got six months of his contract left,” said Keane.

“It’ll be a show of faith in me if he does.

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“Doubts have to creep in, and I understand that and we are all aware that the owner has to put in millions each year to keep the club running.

“I’m going nowhere and God willing I’ll be here until June at least.

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“We have discussions and there are some telephone calls that are about to be made.

“Over the next couple of weeks we will learn a great deal about the club – where it is heading.

“I’ve made my recommendations and it’s a case of watch this space.

“The club will be tested one way or another in the next few weeks – and I’m looking forward to it.

“The club will be making a statement about where it is going, and I appreciate that you have to balance the books but a lot of players have left over the last 12 months.

“But I’m pushing for more money to bring in players as we are a million miles away from those at the top of the division.”

Keane says that depending on loan players has finally caught up with the club and that he faces going into the FA Cup game at Chelsea on January 9 with a depleted squad with his five loanees all been told they cannot play by their parent clubs.

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