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Roy Keane: Sloppy defending cost us

PUBLISHED: 13:26 10 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:27 06 July 2010

ROY Keane felt Ipswich Town deserved a point at Coventry but blamed sloppy defending for the defeat.

Jon Walters pulled one back for the Blues after Clinton Morrison had netted twice for the Sky Blues but despite a raft of opportunities Keane's side were unable to find the equaliser.

ROY Keane felt Ipswich Town deserved a point at Coventry but blamed sloppy defending for the defeat.

Jon Walters pulled one back for the Blues after Clinton Morrison had netted twice for the Sky Blues but despite a raft of opportunities Keane's side were unable to find the equaliser.

Keane said: “I'm obviously disappointed at losing the game. We gave two poor goals away but we had some decent chances second half and enough to get something out of the game.

“We lacked sharpness in the final third but hopefully that will come over the next few weeks or months.”

Both goals were a combination of good finishing and bad defending.

Keane said: “I'm disappointed with the goals we gave away, but that is not just down to defenders, particularly the second goal. Two of our midfielders had the chanced to clear the ball.

“Also considering how low he was to head the ball as a defender you should take his head off, as simple as that.

“The first goal was poor coming from a straight ball although credit to Clinton for his finish but it was a sloppy goal to give away.”

David Norris limped off with a knee injury but Keane said it was too early to say how serious the injury may be.


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