Keane feels no pressure

ROY Keane insists that he is NOT feeling the pressure, despite Ipswich Town’s current run of three Championship defeats on the spin.

ROY Keane insists that he is NOT feeling the pressure, despite Ipswich Town’s current run of three Championship defeats on the spin.

But the Irishman admitted that the situation might change, if his team were to suffer two or three more defeats in rapid succession.

Town entertain Millwall this afternoon, looking to bounce back into the top half of the table after a lean spell that has seen the Suffolk club slip from sixth to 14th spot.

“No, I don’t feel under pressure,” insisted Keane.

“Losing three games at any level is disappointing, and you can’t lose football matches on a regular basis.

“But we have ultimately just had a bad seven days.

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“Now if we’re all going to start panicking after seven days, then we’ve got no chance of making progress anyway.

“We’ve got to keep our heads, understand where we are at and where the squad is going. We want to stay in the mix.

“But if lose the next two or three games then, yes, I’m sure we will start looking at ourselves. But there’s no need to panic,” added Keane.

Keane’s current contract expires at the end of this season, but he is looking no further then the next few weeks and months ahead.

He has already admitted that the top two will probably be beyond his squad, but that a top-six finish is still very much the target,

“Try and judge us at the end of the season, then it’s up to the supporters, the chief executive and the owner to decide,” continued Keane.

“But pressure, I don’t feel.

“I put myself under pressure to win the game this weekend, because if we get a win I reckon we’ll be back up to seventh or eighth.”

Keane revealed that Connor Wickham had shrugged off an ankle injury, sustained in training last Sunday, and so will be available for selection against Millwall this afternoon. Defender Mark Kennedy is also fit again after a strained hamstring.

But it appears that if Wickham does return, then it will be on the bench.

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