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Lambert: Keane Looking Very, Very Good
Thursday, 10th Jan 2019 15:27

Town manager Paul Lambert says new striker Will Keane has looked “very, very good” in training and hopes he can emulate his form during his spell with Preston in the first half of the 2015/16 season.

Although only netting twice in 14 starts and eight sub appearances prior to being recalled as cover by his then-parent club Manchester United, Keane caught the eye during his time at Deepdale.

“He’s looked very good, very, very good,” Lambert said when asked how Keane, who made his debut as a sub in the FA Cup at Accrington last Saturday, had been doing in training.

“I’m delighted with Will coming in. He looks proper. If Will Keane can do what I think he can do and what he did at Preston, then he’s definitely [a good signing].

“We’re going to be a lot more physical than what we were. We’ve brought lads in who know the league, know what it’s about and the league above and that’s to me what we needed.”

He says the squad he inherited had been a little lightweight: “Without a doubt. It’s not just lightweight, we’ve had lads that have played in the lower leagues as well, it’s a big, big ask.

“Some lads bypassed League One to play at this level, that’s like somebody from League One going into the Premier League. The jump is high.

“The lads have given us everything they’ve got. They need that little bit of help and my opinion is that we’ve needed a little bit more strength for the division, without a a doubt. We’re a really good football side, but we needed that strength to go with it.”

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beornioblue added 15:36 - Jan 10
Go On Lambert ... complete faith in you , best manager we've had in years lets hope you have a few more of the tools you need to do the job now!!!

Good Luck Will bag for us on Saturday
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ForeverBlueSince1996 added 15:39 - Jan 10
I thought he look decent when he come on at Accrington
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supasmiler71 added 15:53 - Jan 10
I just have this feeling, deep down in my belly, that we are going to turn a corner and end up staying up. Then next season, dark horses for the title. Could just be wind of course.
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miltonsnephew added 15:56 - Jan 10
27 goals in 39 games!!

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inghamspur added 16:33 - Jan 10
At least he's making a go of it, doing all he can to try and reverse as best he can what that idiot Hurst did.
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Popeye added 17:07 - Jan 10
The players brought in by PH could potentially come good in the end but they need a season to adapt which is ok if you have one or two but not 6 or 7. That was PH’s biggest mistake buying too many lge 1 players and putting them in the team all at once.
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christiand added 17:12 - Jan 10
Not to me PL, he looks a right scruff-bag, get that hair cut and trim that beard!!! ; )
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Warkys_Tash added 23:15 - Jan 10
Miltons nephew, who is it and what league? Stadiums look small and empty..
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rugbytomc added 08:48 - Jan 11
not sure everyone got your humour christiand - i liked it!

Just been reminded that we nearly spent around a million on some defender from Wimbledon or the guy from Blackpool. We were screaming for them then - having seen how the Hurst tenure went and the other players he signed from lower leagues - I for one am relieved we didn't spend that money - it should be available now for Lambert to go and buy a right back - right?
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