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KEANE ON A WILL TO PLAY!

10 January 2020

“The manager has told us that we have to be brave enough to take the ball and play, try and make things happen"

Will Keane has backed Town to play the passing style that Marcus Evans has talked about.

The Club owner has spoken of his footballing philosophy for Blues, with a blueprint to play a more technical game - and to entertain supporters.       

“The manager has told us that we have to be brave enough to take the ball and play, try and make things happen,” said Will in an interview in Saturday’s matchday programme.

“I think sometimes we have got sucked into maybe going back to front too quick, rather than keeping possession and waiting for gaps to appear.

“We have ended up in scraps and that is playing into the hands of the opposition. There is nothing wrong with playing more direct, if it’s down the channels but if we are just hitting it long to their central defenders, they are going to get their head on it.

“Supporters want to see you play on the front foot, when we are going at teams and getting the ball back as soon as we lose it.

“Fans want to be entertained at the end of the day - they want balls going into the box, shots flying in. Look back at the Bristol Rovers game after they scored their second goal, we started to play a bit then and that lifted the crowd. You could sense it because we gave them something to cheer about.

“We as players know it’s not been good enough over the last few months and if there have been a few jeers then we have to accept that. It’s part and parcel of being a footballer. We have to do something about it and put it right.”

See the full interview with Will in Saturday’s matchday programme.


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