Manager’s broadside at released duo

ROY Keane has slated both Richard Wright and David Wright for their non-availability for yesterday’s final game of the season.

Both the Wrights, keeper Richard and full-back David, had been informed last week that they were not going to be offered new contracts, and so their Town careers were effectively over.

But Keane was disappointed with their failure to make themselves available for yesterday’s clash. Both pulled out through injury.

Keane revealed: “The last 40 hours have been a massive learning curve for me at the football club, even with players yesterday on the training ground.

“A couple of players today missed the game through injury, David Wright and Richard Wright.

“They didn’t make themselves available for today, and they would have been involved, most definitely.

“Strangely they turned in for training yesterday not 100% fit.

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“One trained and then walked in after half-an-hour saying he wasn’t right. But there you go.

“The new players I’m trying to get in are “characters.” That’s what I’ll be getting, and you can put that in your headline,” added Keane at the post-match press conference.

Richard Wright is a loyal servant of Town, having rattled up 298 league appearances in two different spells at the club. He was a key member of the promotion squad of 1999-2000.

Full-back David Wright played 210 league games during his three years at Portman Road.

Both appeared on the pitch after the final whistle, dressed in their suits, to salute the home fans for their support this season with the rest of the Town squad.

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