Listen: Roy Keane attacks Town fans over Barnsley boos

ROY Keane has again gone on the attack, by slating Ipswich Town supporters for their treatment of his players during last weekend’s home defeat to Barnsley.

ROY Keane has again gone on the attack, by slating Ipswich Town supporters for their treatment of his players during last weekend’s home defeat to Barnsley.

Keane believes that while other teams can call upon their home crowd as a ‘12th man’, the Portman Road faithful are having an opposite effect.

“I don’t think we are the type of club that has a 12th man, where they will drag us and carry us to promotion,” insisted Keane during yesterday’s heated press conference.

“We know that for us to bring this club forward, it will come from within the club, it won’t come from outside it, or from the supporters. It will come from the players and the staff, and a little bit of luck along the way.”

Town face a tricky trip to Hull City tomorrow, but Keane would rather be on the road than playing at Portman Road. For him, there is no such thing as home advantage at the moment.

The Irishman was particularly upset by the boos that rang out, when he substituted Tamas Priskin for Connor Wickham during the 3-1 defeat by Barnsley, and also by the decision of some Town fans to cheer Barnsley players during a period of keep-ball in the second-half.

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Keane continued: “There has to be a balance between what’s right and what’s wrong, and what happened last weekend was wrong, I don’t care what anyone says.

“I don’t care if you’ve been a supporter of this club for 50 years. They didn’t support the team last week.

“How can they support the team by booing? The atmosphere was wrong.

“I think it might be a benefit the next week or two that we are away from home, where we don’t have to listen to any nonsense,” added Keane.

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