Town need to be ruthless tonight

ROY Keane believes that both QPR and Cardiff City will be in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.

ROY Keane believes that both QPR and Cardiff City will be in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.

But the question remains - will Ipswich Town be up there with them?

This week should go some way towards answering that question. Town entertain league leaders QPR tonight, before hosting second-placed Cardiff on Saturday.

Keane has no problem in pinpointing the strengths of the top two. The common factor is “goals.” Town have to match their ruthless streak to stand a chance.

“I see QPR and Cardiff as being up there at the end of the season, absolutely,” insisted Keane.

“They’ve both got the experience, the managers, and they’ve got the goal threat. We found this area a major problem last season, and we’re not exactly free scoring at the moment.

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“I don’t think there’s any surprise that QPR are up there, at the top, particularly with the one or two players they brought in on transfer deadline day.

“They’ve got a lot of attacking options, and have vast experience.

“Unless you’ve got someone who can put the ball in the back of the net, trust me you’re going to go nowhere.

“We found that last year. You’ve got to have one or two players putting the ball in the net, and you look at the top two, QPR and Cardiff, they’re scoring goals for fun.

“They deserve to be where they are, because that’s the hardest part of football, and they’re doing it,” added Keane.

The Irishman is set to make one or two changes this evening. Mark Kennedy could replace Darren O’Dea at left-back, after the Celtic loanee picked up an injury at Portsmouth, while winger Andros Townsend is pushing for an immediate return to the side after serving a three-match suspension.

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