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Keane promises away form improvement

ROY KEANE promises that his Ipswich Town side will work harder to improve their dismal away record.

Keane's side are away to QPR tonight but their form outside of Portman Road is terrible, with just one win from 13 away games.

"It will be an interesting next few weeks ahead, but we will roll up our sleeves," said Keane, who may hand a debut to former Bohemians keeper Brian Murphy after he recovered from an ankle injury to take his place on the bench for Saturday's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

"The last two away performances haven't been great, at Southampton and Preston. Three of the four teams we're playing are down near the bottom, like ourselves, so it's an important period for the players and the club.

"We've thrown away the chance of winning games several times this season, but this is now another opportunity. It's a good test for the players coming up."