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Roy fears Ipswich sack

10 December 2010 16:30

(GSM) - Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane fears that he might be the next manager to get the sack as his team sits in a disappointing 17th place in the Championship.

Keane has been given the dreaded vote of confidence recently after seeing his team slip into a terrible run of form as they lost their last five Championship matches.

On Saturday, the former Manchester United captain faces his old team-mate Darren Ferguson when they play Preston North End, and the Irish manager knows that a defeat in this match could put an end to his 18-month tenure at the Championship club.

"I've had the vote of confidence, so that probably means I'll be gone next week," Keane said.

"If I don't do the business - and I'm not doing it at the moment - I'll have to pay the price. That's life.

"When I see other managers out of work, like Martin O'Neill, Gordon Strachan and now Chris Hughton, I have to count my blessings.

"There are a lot of good people out of football and they have done a lot more in the game than I have."

"I know I have to do a better job or I will be on the sidelines with them.

"We're going to do our best on Saturday whether I have a week or a year left.

"And if I do leave next week I will have no one to blame but myself."

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Competition
Championship
Date
11 December 2010
Game week
21
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Deepdale Stadium (Preston)
Attendance
9419

Goals

I. Hume 50'
(assist by J. Parkin) 
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17
25
2
3
4
10
12
# Player Bookings
17
16
2
12
14
23
48

Thursday 18 December

Wednesday 17 December

23:43
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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 21 +20 39
2 21 +20 39
3 21 +17 38
4 21 +12 38
5 21 +7 37
6 21 +15 35
7 21 +11 33
8 21 +1 31
9 21 +5 30
10 21 +1 30
11 21 +0 30
12 21 -7 30
13 21 -1 28
14 21 -8 25
15 21 -9 25
16 21 -10 25
17 21 -11 24
18 21 -6 23
19 21 -7 23
20 21 -8 23
21 21 -10 21
22 21 -8 18
23 21 -7 17
24 21 -17 13

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