Keane is ready to sell

BLUES boss Roy Keane is planning to spring a surprise or two in Ireland this weekend.

BLUES boss Roy Keane is planning to spring a surprise or two in Ireland this weekend.

Although he is unlikely to make a new signing before games at Waterford United and Ipswich Town fans may get to see a couple of unfamiliar players in the friendly matches.

After watching his strikers do the business in the 3-1 win at Brentford last night Keane said: “I will bring in one or two young players or the weekend as I won't be playing Jon Walters or Damien Delaney for both games so I need to cover myself.

“It is highly unlikely I will be bringing in any new players by then, although you never know, so it will be young Ipswich players I will be looking at and maybe one or two trialists so there may be some surprises.”

But Keane also warned more familiar figures could follow Danny Haynes out the door.

Haynes signed for Bristol City in a deal believed to be around �500,000 and Keane is looking generate more cash for new signings.

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He said: “Although I want to bring in one or two more players I have to look at my own squad and make sure I have a tight unit. I don't want to have too big a squad as that can create its own problems.

“I have to wheel and deal like any other manager. It is not just about bringing players to the club, it is about bringing in money for one or two as well.

“I have to make decisions where I know they are good players but I have to let them go.”

Keane insisted he would have kept Haynes if the Londoner had wanted to stay but feels he will do well at Ashton Gate.

He said: “It was a compliment to Danny that a club came in for him and I was not going to stand in his way.

“I gave him an opportunity to speak to them and if he was not happy to go then we would have taken him back with open arms.

“He has gone there and has been impressed with them and I believe he will do well there and I wish him well.

“He is a good lad with a good attitude but Bristol City may offer a better guarantee of playing games.”