Is Tom keen on the Blues?

Could rock star Tom Chaplin be a Blues fan?The Keane frontman was spotted by several Town fans in their end during the match with Millwall at the New Den on Boxing Day.

HERE'S a bit of hot gossip – in fact it's Something Only We Know! Rock star Tom Chaplin could be a Keane Ipswich Town fan!

The Keane frontman was spotted by several Town fans in their end during the match with Millwall at the New Den on Boxing Day.

And after checking websites, it became clear that 24-year-old Chaplin – who comes from Battle in Sussex – could well be a Tractor Boy at heart.

His record company would not say anything about his footballing allegiance - perhaps they didn't want to offend his audience after the band scored a resounding hit when they played a gig in Norwich last year.

Chaplin joins Charlie Simpson as a Town fan – although unlike the Suffolk-educated Busted star he isn't on the club's own list of celebrity fans.

A Town spokesman said: "Frankly we didn't know about him.

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"If we had we'd have written to him offering the chance to buy shares in the club when we floated last year!"

Keane's Hopes and Fears album was one of the biggest sellers last year – and the title could well sum up the feeling of many Town fans as the second half of the season gets underway with today's FA Cup match against Bolton!

Most will certainly be hoping that Everything Changes in May as the club swaps the Championship for the Premiership.

Last year was phenomenally successful for the three-piece band from the Sussex coast – as their album topped the charts and they attracted rave reviews for their live shows from New York to Norwich.

They haven't yet played in Ipswich – but if Chaplin has his way that surely can't be too far away.

Perhaps his ambition is ultimately to play at Portman Road!

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