Keane Wants Two New Signings By Wednesday
Monday, 9th Aug 2010 08:52
Town manager Roy Keane says he’s hoping to add two new players to his squad before Wednesday. The Blues boss is looking at new attacking additions to his squad with skipper Jon Walters expected to be on his way to Stoke City.
Keane said: “I’d hope to have two new faces at the club by Tuesday or Wednesday because we need them.
“It’s attacking players that we’re looking for as there’s been a lot of speculation about Jon Walters [who is close to joining Stoke] and with Connor Wickham being injured.
“The two or three targets I’m after are attack-minded players, who can hopefully do a little bit of defending. We need them, you saw the bench at Middlesbrough. “
Keane played down links with Wigan Athletic striker Jason Scotland, but reports elsewhere claim the Trinidad and Tobago international is expected to join the Blues today. Cardiff's Ross McCormack is reported to be the other target by the Welsh press.
With Mark Kennedy picking up a hamstring injury, Carlos Edwards suffering a groin problem and Grant Leadbitter and Gareth McAuley complaining of back injuries after Saturday’s game and several players away on international duty this week, Keane will have a somewhat threadbare squad for Tuesday’s Carling Cup tie at Exeter.
“I’ve not even thought about the team for Tuesday, but Carlos will be missing, Gareth, Mark Kennedy, Fülöp and Priskin. My little boy might get a game," joked the Blues boss.
"We’re 24 hours into the season and we’re struggling for numbers, which is shocking really. It’s not good enough for a club like Ipswich and we have to sort it out this week.”
Wideman Edwards looks likely to be out for a few weeks, according to his manager: “When you come off with a groin injury it’ll be more than seven days, especially for boys like Carlos or Reggie whose game is based on speed. When they pull up with something you’re concerned. Carlos did really well, he was a big threat, stretching Middlesbrough.”
Already on the sidelines with injury are Connor Wickham (ankle), Damien Delaney (thigh), Luciano Civelli (knee) and Alan Quinn (groin).
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