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Keane pleased with goalkeeper Murphy

Updated: Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 08:05

Keane pleased with goalkeeper Murphy

Ipswich manager Roy Keane paid tribute to goalkeeper Brian Murphy following their 1-0 extra time win at Crewe in the second round of the Carling Cup.

David Norris ended the Railwaymen's brave effort when he fired home a volley in the 11th minute of extra time after a tired Crewe side failed to clear a corner.

The League Two side, who knocked out Derby in round one, had the better chances to win the game before running out of steam.
Keane said: ‘Our back four will be pleased with the clean sheet but I thought Brian Murphy was very good tonight in goal.

‘He made some good saves, his decision making was good, he was sharp, he commanded his box very well and his body language was good.

‘I'm just hoping for a home draw now after seven cup games on the road just for the fans who would save a few bob after so many away draws.’

Keane handed a debut to Jason Scotland after the striker signed a one-year deal at Portman Road on Monday.

The Irishman was pleased Scotland was able to get some first-team experience and added: ‘Jason Scotland needs minutes on the pitch because he hasn't played much this season and I don't think he got too much in pre-season.

‘We didn't plan on giving him 75 minutes, I'm glad he got onto the pitch and I think he showed some good signs.

‘The plan was for Jason to have just 45 minutes but obviously with the game going into extra-time he got more than that, he will look sharper when he gets back to match fitness.’