Keane happy with work-out
ROY Keane was happy with the work-out his players had against Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven despite looking for most of the first half as if they were going to be walloped by a side that finished third in their league last season.
The Ipswich manager said: “The game showed that we have a long way to go to match PSV, but it was a really good night for us.
“The players will be fitter for the game and we suffered no injuries.
“PSV were strong on the ball and retained it well.
“We were a little short of numbers with Jon Walters having a virus and Colin Healy a hamstring problem.
“They should both be okay again this week.”
And Keane had praise for Town fans who turned up in Eindhoven in considerable numbers.
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“It’s a game that if I was a supporter I would have come over to watch,” said Keane.
“We saw a number in the city on Friday night and they gave us great support and I hope they enjoyed their weekend.”
Town Dutch legends Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen were at the game and Muhren was presented with his Town ‘Hall of Fame’ award by Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg in the PSV directors’ lounge before the game.
They joined up with Town chief scout Steve McCall, who had earlier in the day taken in another game, and recalled happy memories of the Sir Bobby Robson era at Portman Road.
“We all know what a great man Sir Bobby was,” said Keane. “And he is obviously respected as highly at PSV as he is at Ipswich Town.”