Keane wants rid of Walters

14 August 2010 07:30
Ipswich manager Roy Keane is eager to sell Jon Walters after disciplining the wantaway forward and stripping him of the captaincy before the 1-1 npower Championship draw against Burnley. Walters has been linked with Barclays Premier League sides Stoke and West Brom and the striker has informed Keane of his desire to leave Portman Road. Keane left the forward out of his squad to face the Clarets as the former Sunderland boss was not happy with the player's reaction to being stripped of the captaincy. "Jon was due to play but I spoke to him yesterday and I've been thinking about the captaincy," said Keane. "For a player with a clear desire to leave, I don't think it's right he should be captain. I thought it was a straightforward one. Jon's reaction was unbelievably overboard. "He's been disciplined and as long as I'm manager of this football club he'll never kick a ball for us. We hope a deal can be done quickly but until we get the fee we want it'll drag on a bit longer."

Source: PA

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