Keane to sign two in next 48 hours

IPSWICH Town are on the verge of a double signing over the next 48 hours.

Stuart Watson

IPSWICH Town are on the verge of a double signing over the next 48 hours.

Following a 2-1 defeat in Ireland to Finn Harps last night, manager Roy Keane said: “We have agreed a price with two players who I hope to meet in the next 48 hours.

“One of them is Irish, but it doesn't matter where they are from.”

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But the Town boss seemed to rule out the possibility of the signings being Paul McShane and Daryl Murphy when he said: “They are players who did very, very well for me at Sunderland but I can't keep going back to one or two I have worked with.

“It's going to be difficult to get one or two out of the Premier League because of the prices and wages so there is lots to consider.

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“At Sunderland I spent about �6m when I first arrived. If I can spend about �6m here and get this team promoted I'll be very pleased.

“There is also the option of one or two loan players.”

Speaking on the loss against Finn Harps - his first defeat as Ipswich manager - Keane said: “I have always enjoyed coming to Ireland. Finn Harps did well, they did exactly what I expected them to do, and they showed very good fitness levels.

“I learned a lot about one or two of my players. I am taking stock very quickly of what we have and what we don't have.”

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