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Keane Hopeful of Return at Bolton
Tuesday, 26th Mar 2019 19:17

Striker Will Keane says he expects to return to training next week and hopes to be back in the squad for the game at Bolton Wanderers a week on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who is on loan from Hull City and consequently ineligible for Saturday’s match against the Tigers at Portman Road, suffered a hamstring injury having netted from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw at Wigan last month, his third goal for the Blues.

“I’m back outside now and if all goes well, I’ll be back training with the lads next week,” the former Manchester United trainee told the club site.

“My rehab has been going to plan. I’ve not had any setbacks and I hope it stays that way.

"My aim was always to get back for the game after Hull. I’m not sure if I will be ready to start but hopefully I will be fit enough to be available for selection.”

Keane, who recently switched international allegience to the Republic of Ireland having represented England at U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21 levels, is out of contract at the end of the season. Hull have an option for a further year which they are almost certain not to take up.

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ITFCsince73 added 19:39 - Mar 26
Probably the game that confirms relegation

Northstander_Blue added 19:40 - Mar 26
Great news just hope were not rushing him back too soon

Charlie_pl_baxter added 21:33 - Mar 26
No point rushing players back now anyway, better to look to next season (although he may not be here!)

afcfee added 22:01 - Mar 26
Hope we sign him

midastouch added 22:26 - Mar 26
how long has keane got left on his hull contract does anybody know? and would he really be prepared to play for maybe as little as around 1/4 of his current wage? i doubt he could command the same level contract as he got at hull given his injury record, but if we tried to get him on the cheap there could well be a rival or two prepared to offer more than we can realistically afford in league one. i'd like to think we would be able to get judge or keane but no guarantees at all and not getting my hopes up on either. and was also rather keen on norwood from tranmere. if we could sign judge and norwood i'd be over the moon!

midastouch added 22:29 - Mar 26
howa about a poll on the site, norwood or keane?

midastouch added 22:32 - Mar 26
while i've mostly liked what i've seen of keane, if he and his agent were fishing for too high wages for league one, i really wouldn't be opposed to us trying to entice norwood instead.

ArnieM added 07:41 - Mar 27
Would signing Will Keane be a big risk, given his injury record? We have a really bad habit of picking up injury prone players. Can we afford to do this again?

Pecker added 10:40 - Mar 27
Hope so. We are a better side with him in it.

itfc1123 added 17:42 - Mar 27
Keane is probably our only striker who had the ability to brings others into play on a consistent basis. Keep him fit in league one with Harrison and Jackson I can't see us needing any further additions on a permanent basis...dare I say it a loan who isn't Quaner whilst we are waiting on sears and morris would be of benefit how ever.

itfc1123 added 17:44 - Mar 27
that is providing of course Evans actually plans to make Keane and judge our top transfer targets as he should be

Cloddyseedbed added 08:07 - Mar 28
Whats the odds on Keane fit for the Bolton game and getting injured again before the season ends. Norwood for me thanks.

delias_cheesy_flaps added 14:36 - Mar 28
Rationally, WK has not been a stand-out player in a pretty poor/injury ravaged forward line.
I stand to be corrected but is his tenure with us the most goals he's scored?
He does put effort in but certainly doesn't strike me as a player who would be a better option than the players we have on our books and the U23's.

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