Youths must take chance to shine

IPSWICH Town's senior boss Roy Keane is urging fans to come out and support the youth team tonight, for the FA Youth Cup fifth round tie against Fulham.

Carl Marston

By Carl Marston

IPSWICH Town's senior boss Roy Keane is urging fans to come out and support the youth team tonight, for the FA Youth Cup fifth round tie against Fulham.

Keane has watched both of Town's previous games in the competition, the 2-0 wins at Tranmere Rovers and Arsenal. And he will be at Portman Road this evening.

“I hope the fans come out in their numbers,” explained Keane.

“It's always good to see the young kids coming through, and the FA Youth Cup has always had a great history.

Most Read

“I'm looking forward to the game. We have some decent young lads at the club and I've always had an interest in youth football anyway,” added Keane.

However, Keane is expecting a tough test, given the strong opposition.

He continued: “They've got a very, very tough game against Fulham. From people I know in football, they say that Fulham are very strong in terms of their youth this year, and we should know, because we played them in the league last week and lost 6-1.

“It's no good beating Arsenal on a Tuesday night and then losing your league match the following weekend, but they've paid for that, don't you worry about that,” concluded Keane.