Delighted Roy eyes further loan signing

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane is delighted to have strikers David Healy and Daryl Murphy onboard - and he is expected to add another newcomer when the loan window opens up again next week.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane is delighted to have strikers David Healy and Daryl Murphy onboard - and he is expected to add another newcomer when the loan window opens up again next week.

On loan from Sunderland until the end of the season both Healy and Murphy will meet up with their new team mates tomorrow with Keane hoping they will solve Town's goalscoring woes.

Keane is now setting about curing his left back problem after coming close to securing a deal in the hours before Monday's 5pm deadline.

He is geared up to go back in for the player he just failed to sign on Monday next week.

Talking about the two 2010 signings he has made, Keane said: “Murph gives us options. He can play on the left but I think we will get the best out of him up front.

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“David has a fantastic goals record at international level. It didn't happen at Sunderland for him but that's football and he didn't get a run of games up there, with the competition for places they have.

“I've worked with both before and I'm delighted to have them at the club. Both lads were keen to come, which was obviously a big factor.

“Up front is an area of the park that I certainly feel we need to improve. I have made many enquiries for players over the past month or two and spoke to managers and was pleased to get over the finishing line with Sunderland on Monday.

“It was a bit of a rush, like it often is with the deadline, but we got there with 15 minutes to spare.

“We will gauge their fitness with Saturday in mind but they are both keen to be involved and know the demands I will put on them.”

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