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Keane Delighted to Be Back
Tuesday, 20th Aug 2019 15:37

Returning striker Will Keane says he’s delighted to be back at Portman Road having signed a one-year deal with an option for a further season.

“I spoke to quite a few clubs and there was interest there but I knew if I could sort a deal here this is the best place for me,” he told iFollow Ipswich.

“My time here last season was the biggest factor in me signing to be honest.  Having been here and seeing the size of the club; having the chance to work with the manager as well.

“I have kept my eye on the results and saw 24,000 here for the Sunderland game and I thought ‘what a massive club’ and I was desperate to come back and be part of that.”

Keane ended last season with a hamstring injury which ultimately required surgery but he’s now over the three-month rehab, although he expects to need to play a couple of U23s matches before he is ready for the first team.

“The big thing for me is staying fit but I’m confident if I can do that I can be a big success here and help the team back to the Championship," he added.

“At the end of last season a lot of fans said to me ‘We hope to see you back here’ and I’m delighted I am back.

“I want to help get that winning feeling back. If we can get that momentum building it can spring us back into the Championship and hopefully we take off from there.”

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thorpie added 15:45 - Aug 20
Best ST from last season, had a big presence about him and personally think he was underrated by a large amount of our fans e.g. off the ball work and the hold up play. Looking forward to see him and Norwood bang in 20+ each :)

Bergholtblue added 15:48 - Aug 20
“The big thing for me is staying fit but I’m confident if I can do that I can be a big success here and help the team back to the Championship,"

I hope his confidence is not misplaced. Could be what we are lacking at the moment if he can stay fit.

brendenward35 added 15:53 - Aug 20
can anyone remember how to stop the security message popping up doing my head in

MVBlue added 15:57 - Aug 20
After 20 years of reading new signing quote they start to follow the same pattern: massive club with great potential, hope to take them to the next level, always liked the gaffer etc etc.
Anyway welcome back Keane glad to have 4 in competition for front should be good!

almostblue added 16:03 - Aug 20
Welcome back, up the football league we go!

RegencyBlue added 16:11 - Aug 20
Quality signing at this level, IF we can keep him fit!

Here's hoping.

Bluefox added 16:13 - Aug 20
We clearly need another strike who can score goals if we are to have a decent change of promotion.
The big question is can Keane stay fit. If he can, I would be fairly confident of him scoring a decent haul of goals. I reckon he will also be a much better partner for Norwood than the non-scoring Jackson. A much cleverer player so should be able to create the opportunities for Norwood than Jackson doesn't.

Bluewelshman added 16:45 - Aug 20
As much as I like Keane signing for us, I'm concerned about his injury proneness.

I'd hope Town have a pay as you play contract, otherwise we could (I hope not) be lumbered with another player who we get barely a handful of games out of.

With any luck he will keep fit and do well for us, so with my fingers crossed, welcome back Will.


LWNR2013 added 16:47 - Aug 20

DebsyAngel added 17:31 - Aug 20
Delighted that he is back - thought he was great here last season! Welcome back Will.

Vancouver_Blue added 17:38 - Aug 20
Welcome back Will, now try to stay fit

Len_Brennan added 18:29 - Aug 20
Like everyone else I'm concerned by his extensive injury record, which would be worrying enough if the rest of the squad were in the whole of their health. However, a fit Will Keane, & I mean a match fit with a number of games under his belt Will Keane, is not just quality at this level, but would be a major asset for a side at the top end of the Championship.
We're taking a gamble only for a year, with an option if it goes well, fair enough. Now it's down to Will, our medical team & the training regime to make sure he is given to best chance to success here & help fire us to promotion.

mike added 18:33 - Aug 20
How di l get rid of the damn pop up on this site, it's driving me mad! Help!

Northstandveteran added 20:13 - Aug 20

ITFCsince73 added 20:36 - Aug 20
2 players brought in...both injured.
It’s the Ipswich way.

Pencilpete added 22:00 - Aug 20
The big thing will be getting him fit, if we can superb signing - the deal works best for everyone if he does the business we can trigger the extra season and if he doesn't we can let him go. Win / Win

Sospiri added 05:45 - Aug 21
With the addition of these last three players, we have a really strong squad now, with cover in all areas. We should do well this season. It could be an exciting ride.

Kingfisher49 added 14:56 - Aug 21
Will could you have a word with your brother and ask if he would come and give us a bit of help as PL would say.

Linkboy13 added 10:16 - Aug 22
Dispite people getting carried away with the Wimbledon win i don't think Norwood and Jackson work well as a pair just because they scored a goal each. I would play Keane and Norwood both players are good in the air and would be a handful this would give us more attacking options Jackson for me is a very good impact player . If Keane and Norwood can stay fit i think we will get promoted .

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