Keane disappointed with result, and Colback situation

ROY Keane was crestfallen that his side failed to beat Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon.

ROY Keane was crestfallen that his side failed to beat Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon.

Ipswich Town had to be content with a 1-1 draw, and have dropped a place to 19th in the table.

Keane also revealed that an extension to Jack Colback’s loan is far from a done deal, intimating that the Sunderland man might want a permanent deal instead.

“We played some good stuff, especially in the first half, and I definitely feel it’s two points dropped,” admitted Keane.


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“We could have been a bit more clever when they were down to 10 men. We were too predictable and took too many touches in the final third.

“And we missed the best chance of the game with Jack Colback.”

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Rory Fallon broke the deadlock just before half-time, ramming home the rebound after keeper Keiren Westwood had saved well from Colback.

But slack defending allowed Freddy Eastwood to equalise in the 48th minute. Fellow Sky Blues striker Marlon King was then sent off for a reckless challenge on Darren O’Dea, but Town could not capitalise, despite playing against 10 men for the final half-hour.

Keane said of the Colback situation: “I don’t know whether Jack is going to stay. I’ve had conversations with Steve Bruce, but because ourselves and Sunderland might have an agreement, which we haven’t yet, it doesn’t mean Jack is going to have an agreement with the club.

“A lot can happen over the next few weeks. Not every player wants to go on loan all the time, sometimes a player wants something more permanent.

“But Jack is my sort of player,” added Keane. Colback’s loan deal expires later this month.

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