Keane: We're ready for the battle

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane is braced for the long battle ahead, following today's 3-3 thriller at Doncaster Rovers.

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane is braced for the long battle ahead, following today's 3-3 thriller at Doncaster Rovers.

Town thought they had claimed all three points when leading 3-2 with just five minutes to go, thanks to goals from Jack Colback, Tamas Priskin and Lee Martin.

But a long range thunderbolt from substitute Quinton Fortune snatched a draw for Rovers.

“Goals change games, and it helped that we were shooting towards our own supporters in the second half,” enthused Keane.

“We're a new team and it will take time. But we have spirit and unity, and we are ready for the long, tough battle ahead for us.

“Some of our play was very encouraging, especially going forward. I brought on the substitutes early to freshen it up, and they did that.

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“There were a lot of encouraging signs. Tamas Priskin scoring his second goal for the club was one of these, and he'll be pushing for a start next week,” added Keane.