Keane wants to “see it through”

A SUBDUED Roy Keane, speaking after another defeat at Preston this afternoon, confirmed that he would like “to see it through.”

A SUBDUED Roy Keane, speaking after another defeat at Preston this afternoon, confirmed that he would like “to see it through.”

Keane said “yes” to the question of whether he wanted to continue in his role as Town boss, although he did pause a second or two before making his reply.

Iain Hume’s 50th minute goal was enough to secure only a fifth win of the season for bottom club Preston in a 1-0 success, while inflicting a sixth league defeat on the bounce for Keane’s beleaguered troops.

“I’m hurting, you wouldn’t believe how much I’m hurting,” said Keane.

“I thought we started fine but the game is 90 minutes long. We got into some good positions, but once again we don’t seem capable of scoring goals.

“And that puts you under pressure constantly. We don’t seem to have that bit of quality.

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“There’s no problem with commitment and effort, but finishing is the hardest part in football.

“It’s getting harder and harder as the run goes on. It’s now nine defeats in 11 league games and it’s unacceptable.

“At any level, in any league, in any country, that is not good enough,” added Keane.

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