‘Get behind the team’ - Keane
IPSWICH TOWN: Roy Keane is calling on Blues fans to get right behind the team.
The Town manager says that it is perhaps best that his side is playing at the KC Stadium against Hull City tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) than at Portman Road after the booing and jeering that took place during last weekend’s 3-1 home Championship defeat by Barnsley.
“We are one victory away from the play-offs, and away from home we should not have to listen to the nonsense of last Saturday,” said Keane.
“If we are to achieve success it is going to have to come from within. Unlike most clubs we haven’t got a 12th man in the stands for our home games.
“I’ve no problem with fans having their opinions and there is no disguising the fact that it was not ideal last week.
“But I don’t care if fans have been supporters for 50 years a certain line has to be drawn. It has to be balanced.
“If I’d listened to fans Pablo Counago would still be playing every week and Richard Wright and Owen Garvan would still be at the club.
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“This time last season we were in the bottom three and changes had to be made. We are making progress.
“There was booing last weekend when Tamas Priskin was taken off and Tamas is a good lad but a few weeks ago fans didn’t want him anywhere near the team.
“Away from home we shouldn’t have to listen to the nonsense, and the club’s owner Marcus Evans appreciates the position we are in having decided to go with reducing the wage bill and going with youngsters.”