Kieran McKenna has insisted his full focus is on Ipswich Town after the bookies made him odds-on favourite to become the next manager of Premier League club Crystal Palace.

The former Manchester United assistant boss, who has got the Blues in contention for back-to-back promotions to the Premier League, has made no secret of his desire to get back to the top levels of the game in the past.

With reports suggesting that Roy Hodgson is on the verge of being sacked at Palace following their slide to 14th in the top-flight table, McKenna has been made 4/7 favourite by skybet to be named the next boss of an Eagles.

Asked if Ipswich fans should be worried, McKenna replied: "No, look my full focus, full commitment is with Ipswich and the season that we're having and the next game ahead. That's where all of my energy is and all my commitment is."

On whether the link was flattering, he replied: "I don't pay any attention to it, to be honest. It's not the first time in the last couple of years. If you're doing well there are going to be links. Football can work the other way pretty quickly as well. I just focus on the day-to-day work here.

"As I've said, I'm very proud and honoured to manage this football club, am enjoying doing so and will continue to do the best I can."

Ipswich, who have slipped to fourth in the Championship table after one league win in eight, host fifth-place West Brom tomorrow (12.30pm).