'Let's go for it' - Keane

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane wants Town fans travelling to Scunthorpe today, to do so with hope and determination in their hearts.The Blues boss knows there is much more of a feel-good factor at Portman Road these days, especially after his side crept out of the bottom three with victory against Blackpool at Portman Road last week.

Mike Bacon

By Mike Bacon

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane wants Town fans travelling to Scunthorpe today, to do so with hope and determination in their hearts.

The Blues boss knows there is much more of a feel-good factor at Portman Road these days, especially after his side crept out of the bottom three with victory against Blackpool at Portman Road last week.

It's ten games unbeaten in the Championship now for Town and although their position in the table is not much to crow about, Keane wants Blues' fans to have high expectations.

“I want our fans to travel to Scunthorpe looking for victory,” Keane said.

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“This club has high expectations of its staff, I have high expectations of myself and I have high expectations of my players.

“Let's go for it.

“We've got good players and we all believe we can do it. But talk is cheap, and our actions on the pitch so far haven't been good enough.

“We'll be a team when we achieve something.”

Ipswich travel to an in-form Scunthorpe side, unbeaten in four games and who grabbed a fine point at Reading last week.

Without key players Grant Leadbitter and skipper Jon Walters (both suspended), it could be a tricky tie for Town however.

But Keane is full of optimism for himself and the club.

“I've got faith in my own ability,” he added.

“I've got a good feeling where we're heading.”

Ipswich are almost at the half-way mark in the season and it's fair to say most Town fans expected their side to be in the top six, rather than the bottom six.

But Keane has a track record of taking clubs from a lowly position to the top, as he did with Sunderland on their way to the Premiership in 2006/07, from the depths of the Championship.

He remains positive and optimistic and Blues fans will be hoping their side's recent run of good form continues at Glanford Park today.

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