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Keane question gets negative answer

PUBLISHED: 12:08 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 06 July 2010

"NO gaffer, we haven't!"

That was the universal response to manager Roy Keane's post-match question in the home dressing room, which alluded to Ipswich Town's dreadful run of no wins in 13 league games.

“NO gaffer, we haven't!”

That was the universal response to manager Roy Keane's post-match question in the home dressing room, which alluded to Ipswich Town's dreadful run of no wins in 13 league games.

Just minutes before, Town's players had trudged off the Portman Road pitch in disbelief following Watford substitute Nathan Ellington's soul-destroying injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

Keane asked all his players whether any of them had experienced such a bad run of results in their careers.

Carlos Edwards, like the rest of Town's squad, replied in the negative.

“I have never been on a run like this before. It's the first time ever,” admitted flying winger Edwards.

“The manager asked us this very question in the dressing room after the game. He asked us if anyone of us had suffered such a run in our careers, and no one said “yes” they had.

“But what more can we do? We keep throwing the kitchen sink at teams. I think their keeper (Scott Loach) should have been the man of the match,” added Edwards.

Despite Town's failure to win again, which has left them with just seven draws and six defeats from 13 games, Edwards is fully supportive of boss Keane.

The Trinidad & Tobago international confirmed: “We are all fully behind Roy Keane.

“Of course the manager is disappointed, but what more can we say? The applause from our fans at the end shows that they were pleased with the performance. That speaks volumes.

“We don't look like a bottom team, and we are all sticking together, like we have done all season.

“You have to do that, through the good times and the bad times, and you have to remember that it's still early doors.

“I'm sure that the first win will kick-start our season.”

Recalled to the team after his recent international commitments, Edwards was in electric form down the flank, although he couldn't believe the Hornets' final sting in the tail.

“Here we go again. It was déjà vu,” said Edwards.

“You have to look at the positives to come out of this game. We created so many chances to score, but we want to see an end product. We have simply got to score more goals.

“It's been another kick in the teeth again. It's not easy to take, and it doesn't get any easier each time. It feels harder every time this happens!

“I thought this was going to be the night when we would get our first win. We were feeling comfortable, and I could not see them getting one back.

“But there are so many more games to come,” concluded Edwards.

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