It’s up to us to keep manager in a job - Town star

IPSWICH TOWN: Carlos Edwards says that it’s up to the players to keep manager Roy Keane in a job.

As the disatisfaction with the Blues boss grows among supporters following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Hull City, Edwards says he and his team mates have a vital part to play while the manager searches for a winning blend.

From Thursday until January 1 Keane cannot bring in any new players as the emegency loan facility closes down for five weeks.

Keane has said he has no loan players in mind and he can only five in his squad - and he has four in Jack Colback, Darren O’Dea, Jake Livermore and Andros Townsend.

“I know the manager well after playing under him at Sunderland as well as Ipswich and he has not broken his stride over the last few weeks,” said Edwards.

“He knows how to cope and the way he’s going he’s in it at Ipswich for a long run.

“At the moment we need to take the pressure off and it’s our job to make his position secure.”

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Edwards has been playing well in recent games and he went on: “The spirit in the camp is good as everyone can see.

And we have to learn from our defeats.

“I ask ouyr fans to be patient as the manager is still finding the right blend and which guys to play together.

“We must all stay positive and all stick together, and like conceding a third goal against Barnsley the previous week conceding the late goal at Hull was another kick in the teeth for us.

“It’s been a roller coaster time with three defeats folowed by three wins and now three defeats again.

“It’s all very frustrating.”

Edwards says that their is plenty of ability in the squad to move quickly back up the table.

“We have had injuries and suspensions but those who have come in are also top players..

“We needed to get back to being hard to beat and we almost achieved that on Saturday.”

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