Keane rues missed opportunities

22 November 2009 09:56
Town were guilty of missing some decent chances and were repeatedly denied by Owls goalkeeper Lee Grant, but remain in the bottom three following the stalemate.[LNB]Keane said: "It wasn't a great game but I think we had the better of the chances.[LNB]"I was pleased with the clean sheet.[LNB]"We're looking a bit more solid at the back, but we're obviously not scoring enough.[LNB]"Sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition goalkeeper but I still feel we had one or two other chances.[LNB]"There was one on the line and you just need someone to have that killer instinct and put the ball in the back of the net.[LNB]"We're lacking that at the moment.[LNB]"The plus was that we kept a clean sheet, but I don't think we played particularly well.[LNB]"I always knew it was going to be pretty hard, with them playing three in the middle.[LNB]"I know our fans want us to play attractive, attacking football but it was hard to open them up.[LNB]"When you talk about the team scoring goals, you end up talking about the strikers, but it's not against the rules for defenders or midfielders to score either.[LNB]"And if you're going to achieve anything as a team, you need one or two of your strikers to put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis."[LNB]Lee Martin had Ipswich's best effort in the first half when his scorching long-ranger was pushed away by Grant.[LNB]Carlos Edwards then screwed another effort over the bar after a cross was partially cleared into his path.[LNB]Wednesday felt they should have had a penalty, for what appeared a handball by Damien Delaney, and just after Marcus Tudgay's fierce shot from just inside the box was pushed away by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.[LNB]Genuine chances were still a rarity but Town certainly had the best of things, only to be denied by goalkeeper Grant.[LNB]The Owls' hero made three vital saves, blocking Owen Garvan's downward volley, Alan Quinn's driven shot and then another low effort from substitute Jon Stead.[LNB]From the second of those, there was a mad scramble in the six-yard box from the ensuing corner and Frank Simek hacked the ball off the line under pressure from Walters.[LNB]Wednesday boss Brian Laws said: "I was pleased with the clean sheet and our second-half performance.[LNB]"It was a solid performance from our defence.[LNB]"I was a bit nervous when three of our back four had been booked in the first 20 minutes.[LNB]"We had to be really disciplined after that, especially on a wet surface, and if one of them had made one mistimed challenge they would have been off."[LNB]Of Grant's heroics, he added: "Goalkeepers get you points.[LNB]"When your back four has been penetrated you have to rely on your goalkeeper.[LNB]"He made two or three important saves and it would have been very harsh had they scored.[LNB]"It was a very solid, workmanlike performance from us and now we've got to build on this."[LNB][LNB]

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