Keane wants more like Jon

ONE Jon Walters isn't enough for Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane!

Carl Marston

ONE Jon Walters isn't enough for Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane!

Front-runner Walters has worn the captain's arm-band since Alex Bruce limped off with a groin injury after 39 minutes against Newcastle last weekend.

And Walters led by example at Sheffield United on Tuesday night, scoring Town's first and setting up the second for Grant Leadbitter in the 3-3 draw.

“I thought Jon Walters was outstanding the other night. We need a few more Jon Walters' in the squad!” insisted Keane.

And the player himself has reciprocated by putting his faith in his manager.

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“Without a shadow of doubt we are all playing for the manager,” enthused Walters, who is Town's leading scorer with four goals.

“We are working with each other to get through this; on the training ground and on match-days.

“Your team-mates become similar to your family as you are with them so much. And this includes substitutes, and those who may not be in the final squad.

“We have a manager who can take us places,” added Walters, who has been on antibiotics for a chest cold this week.

Having started the Newcastle game on the left wing, as Keane experimented with just one man up front (Tamas Priskin) in that first-half, Walters was back alongside Priskin in a two-pronged attack at Bramall Lane.

“No one at the club wants to be in the position we now find ourselves,” continued Walters, with reference to the team sitting rock-bottom of the Championship.

“It is no reflection on where we want to be, and look forward to being in the not too distant future.

“There was no ranting and raving in the dressing room after the game.

“We were so close to a win at Bramall Lane, but we must not hide from the truth of where we find ourselves.

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