Keane’s upbeat message after Carling Cup win

‘WE did it for our fans,’ was Blues manager Roy Keane’s message after the 3-1 Carling Cup fourth round victory over Northampton Town at Portman Road.

‘WE did it for our fans,’ was Blues manager Roy Keane’s message after the 3-1 Carling Cup fourth round victory over Northampton Town at Portman Road.

Spendid goals from Carlos Edwards, Damien Delaney and Tamas Priskin put Town into the quarter-finals after they came back from behind against the League Two strugglers.

And Keane revealed that he will be asking club owner Marcus Evans to part with some cash during the January transfer window to bolster his squad.

“I would like a home tie in the next round and I never complain about winning a football match,” said Keane.

“But the Championship is our bread and butter and our mindset must be for Saturday’s home game against Millwal now.”

And with his criticism of Town fans last week still fresh in the mind he dedicated this first win in four games to the club’s supporters.

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“We try to make our fans happy, and hopefully we did last night,” added Keane, who has lost Connor Wickham with an ankle injury.

“Connor could be out for a maximum of two weeks after twisting his ankle in the last minute of training on Sunday.

“This has reduced our attacking options compared to other clubs in the Championship and we must hang on in near the top of table until January.

“There is a knack of getting the go-ahead to making signings and I will be keeping on at the owner.

“Most of the club’s financial decisions I agree with.”

Keane confirmed an interest in West Brom striker Ishmael Miller, adding: “He will have plenty of option but he is a good player and I am always interested in good players if they are available.

“We are up against it bringing players to Suffolk, but it is disappointing to have Connor out again.”

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