Keane to ‘move’ moaning fans from behind home dug-out?

IPSWICH TOWN: Roy Keane today revealed that he would like to see a few fans moved from behind the dug-out area next season.

The Blues manager took a break from preparing for tomorrow’s final Championship match of a disappointing season against Sheffield United at Portman Road (kick-off 1pm) to praise supporters for keeping faith in him.

“Despite it being a disappointing a frustrating season most of the fans have been good to me, although I can’t confirm what those who go on to internet sites have to say as I wouldn’t know how to open a lap top,” said Keane.

He then quipped: “There are one or two fans that I might have to get moved next season from behind the dug-out as they can give me a hard time.”

Keane confirmed that one or two youngsters might be involved tomorrow with Billy Clark and Tom Eastman in the running for a start.

“They both have a good chance of being involved,” added Keane, who will be without David Healy, who has returned to Sunderland with a knee injury, and maybe fellow Black Cats loanee Daryl Murphy, who suffered a knock in training this week.

“I wouldn’t risk one of my own players if there was a doubt, and I certainly won’t risk Daryl.”

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Keane confirmed that he will be speaking to both Healy and Murphy over the next few days over his intentions to take them on a permanent basis or not.

Carlos Edwards is training normally again after illness and he will be considered tomorrow, and it remains to been seen whether David and Richard Wright and Liam Rosenior, who have been told they do not feature in Keane’s plans for next season, will be involved.

Keane expects Jack Colback to be in Sunderland’s Premier League squad next season, but if Black Cats manager Steve Bruce is happy to let the youngster out on loan again Keane said that he would open the left-sided player back with open arms.

“He’s a talented kid,” said Keane.

“We want to finish on a high having already had 20 draws – 14 or 15 of which were ‘bad’ draws. Last Saturday at Newcastle was a good draw and we didn’t show any signs of switching off.

“We must be the same tomorrow.

“Sheffield United will like us be disappointed with their season.

“They had suffered injuries and changes and hopefully we can score good goals like we did in the 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane. But not throw away a two goal lead.”

Tomorrow’s likely squads

Ipswich Town: B Murphy, Peters, McAuley, Smith, Eastman, O’Connor, Walters, Leadbitter, Norris, Colback, Edwards, Garvan, Quinn, Wickham, Lee-Barrett, R Wright, D Wright, Clark, Hyam, D Murphy, Martin, Rosenior

Sheffield United: Kenny, Morgan, Naysmith, Nosworthy, Bartley, Little, Montomery, Harper, Camara, Cresswell, Seip, Yeates, Evans, Aksalu, Fortune, Lowton, Geary, Henderson.

Mr A D’Urso (Essex).

N (SQUARE) NO Town fan correctly forecast Roy Keane’s side for the visit to Newcastle last Saturday. This is your last chance to try and read the manager’s mind – so send your e-mails to by 11.30am on Sunday morning.

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