There was no need to panic - Keane

IPSWICH TOWN: In his trademark philosophical way, Blues manager Roy Keane underplayed the importance of getting the show back on the road.

After halting a run of three npower Championship defeats with as welcome 2-0 home win over Millwall at the weekend, Keane said:

“I wouldn’t say it’s been a great week.

“But it’s been a better than the previous one.”

Ipswich beat Northampton last Tuesday to reach the Carling Cup quarter-finals and are now aiming to win at Sheffield United on Saturday in a bid to return to the Championship top six.

“As usual everyone panicked,” added Keane.

“I keep telling people to relax and chill out - we will be alright.

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“I certainly wasn’t panicking as our performances weren’t that bad.

“We gave some daft goals away but now we’ve got two victories and the players have done well.

“Going to Forest was always going to be difficult, but we probably should have got something from the games against Watford and Coventry.”

And reflecting on the satisfying win over the Lions, Keane added: “It was a cracking game and could have finished 7-4.

“Millwall were high-energy and caused us lots of problems.

“They had a good spirit and were unlucky not to score themselves.

“It was a pity we couldn’t finish the game off sooner but to score twice and keep a clean sheet is a good result.

“Our back four were outstanding. They’re all doing well and getting stuck in. We had to be solid and Tom Eastman and Tommy Smith did well.”

And talking about his strike force with Connor Wickham and Ronan Murray coming on late on for Tamas Priskin and Jason Scotland, Keane said:

“Tamas did well and he different to our other strikers.

“And when Connor and Ronan came on they offered something different as well. I was pleased with all four.”

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