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McGeady's Spartak miss out

AIDEN McGeady's Spartak Moscow have missed out on qualification for the Champions League for next season after they dropped points in the Russian league.

McGeady played the full 90 minutes but Spartak could only draw 0-0 with Krylya Sovyetov yesterday, Zenit St Petersburg crowned champions with two games left, so the Moscow side can finish no higher than fourth - and only the top three sides in the Russian league qualify for the Champions League so McGeady will have to make do with Europa League football in the 2011/12 season.

Ipswich slump not Keane's fault - Mark

MARK KENNEDY has asked Ipswich Town fans to ease off on manager Roy Keane and blame the players for the slump at Portman Road.

Keane is under fire from the Town supporters after a poor run of form, especially after Saturday's bitterly disappointing 3-1 loss at home to Barnsley.

"It has nothing to do with the manager. As a team we were well prepared. We keep giving away sloppy goals," said Kennedy.

Sammon aims to keep run going

CONOR Sammon hopes he can keep up his sensational goalscoring form with SPL side Kilmarnock.

The former UCD and Derry City man scored his 11th of the season for Killie against Dundee United, and only Rangers star Kenny Miller has scored more goals in the SPL this season.

"I am thoroughly enjoying my role in the team. I just want to keep scoring and come the end of the season see how many I've got," says Dubliner Sammon.

"I want to keep progressing, keep on learning and take my game to the next level. I think I've still got a lot of improving to do. I think I'm at the right club and I've got the right manager to help me do that."