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Sunday 21 January 2018

Delaney dismisses Keane row rumours as 'rubbish'

Damien Delaney. Photo: Getty Images
Damien Delaney. Photo: Getty Images

Cork native Damien Delaney has denied that he was involved in a furious training ground row with Ipswich boss and fellow countyman Roy Keane earlier this week, WRITES DANIEL McDONNELL.

Reports from East Anglia claimed that the pair had squared up angrily with the consequence that the defender would be leaving the club.

However, it was also suggested that the alleged incident could actually end up hastening the departure of the under-fire Keane as a result of this apparent dressing-room unrest.

Delaney responded to the speculation yesterday, stating that no such altercation had occurred.

"I don't know where the story has come from, but it's total rubbish," he said. "It's completely untrue."

Yet it will be fascinating to see if the player is drafted back into the Ipswich side for this weekend's crunch visit of Leicester to Portman Road.

His exclusion from the matchday squad for the defeats to Swansea and Preston have caused a stir in Suffolk, particularly when mistakes by the inexperienced rearguard have contributed to the team's downfall.

Irish Independent

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