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Roy Keane's going nowhere - Clegg

PUBLISHED: 15:34 24 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:23 06 July 2010

IPSWICH Town chief executive Simon Clegg has angrily hit out at reports Roy Keane is about to be sacked as Ipswich boss.

Clegg was responding to claims that a board meeting was held on Sunday to discuss the team's current plight and Keane's position in particular.

IPSWICH Town chief executive Simon Clegg has angrily hit out at reports Roy Keane is about to be sacked as Ipswich boss.

Clegg was responding to claims that a board meeting was held on Sunday to discuss the team's current plight and Keane's position in particular.

But today Clegg furiously hit out that there was no such meeting: “The reports are absolute rubbish,” he said.

“I spoke to the media only recently and reiterated our full backing to the manager then and nothing has changed in our position.”

Clegg has indeed made it clear that Keane's position is not in question, and at the start of October with Town having not won a league game, said: “Roy continues to enjoy the complete and absolute support of the owner and myself. I very much feel I and the rest of the club support him and that will continue.”

Ironically the speculation of Keane's sacking comes with the Town boss on his best run at Portman Road, with Ipswich's draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday taking their unbeaten league run to six games.

However, Town's lowly league position is not clever, and both Clegg and owner Marcus Evans know wins, rather than draws, is the only way the Blues are going to climb the Championship table.

More booing around Portman Road at the end of Saturday's goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday will keep Clegg and Evans on their toes regarding the feelings among the fans, although one senses they are frustrated at having to again back a manager they have always said has their complete support.

If Town's unbeaten run is still intact after Sunday's Championship trek to Cardiff and a tricky trip to Bristol City six days later, then most Blues fans will take those results in good heart.

Follow that with two home games against Blackpool and Peterborough in the space of four days and by the time Christmas is almost upon us, the Championship table will have a far more definitive look to it for Blues supporters.

The question at Portman Road, however, will be, how does it look?


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