Roy: I'm fed up

IPSWICH Town remain stuck in the relegation zone after again firing blanks against bottom club Peterborough United last night.

IPSWICH Town remain stuck in the relegation zone after again firing blanks against bottom club Peterborough United last night.

Despite a dominant first-half display, and an overall total of 18 goal attempts to Peterborough's five, Roy Keane's men failed to conjure up a goal in another Championship stalemate.

Town thought they had broken the deadlock after 41 minutes, only for Stern John's headed goal to be wiped out for a foul. That just about summed up Town's misfortune in front of goal over the last couple of months.

Keane rued: "Again we had chances, but we just need someone, anyone, to take one of them.

"We didn't play well, especially in the second half, but we still had an unbelievable number of chances. It's so frustrating, but I'm getting fed up of using that word.

"It surprises me that we haven't scored more goals this season. I really thought we'd be scoring more goals. That's been the story of our season," added Keane.

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Referring to John's disallowed goal, Keane said: "I usually judge whether it's a goal by the reaction of the two sets of players.

"And I didn't see any of their players appealing (for a foul). The referee was probably the only person in the ground who thought it was a foul, but I'm not going to see here and criticise the officials, because we had so many other chances.

"I might bring in new players in January, because we are all big boys living in the real world. But I already have lots of strikers at the club.

"I want my strikers to sniff out a chance. At the moment, we seem to be on our heels all the time.

"And our decision making was not always good. The players looked a bit edgy, and we were perhaps not brave enough for the last 20 minutes.

There were too many high balls.

"Players should be demanding the ball. I'm disappointed tonight because we didn't stand up to the plate," concluded Keane.

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