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Keane under pressure after crushing Ipswich derby defeat

Ipswich boss Roy Keane is finding life uncomfortable at Portman Road after his side slumped to their fourth successive defeat. The 4-1 defeat away to local rivals Norwich has all added to the pressure on the former Manchester United skipper.

"I know there is pressure, losing games creates pressure and you've just got to deal with it.

"I analyse my position every single day and I am just going to try to do my best to turn this around.

"It doesn't get any easier, though, with West Brom at Portman Road in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

"We'll be looking to bounce back from this but they'll be on a high after their result at the weekend.

"I'm not sure what sort of side I will be able to put out with suspensions, injuries and the two loan lads (Rory Fallon and Gianni Zuiverloon) not being available."

Keane admitted Delaney's dismissal was a huge blow to his side's hopes of getting back into the game.

He said: "It was a long afternoon for us, that's for sure. I thought at 2-1 down we were still in the game and causing them a few problems but the sending-off just before half-time changed everything.

"I'm not going to start criticising the officials, there's been too much of that recently.

"The ball should have been cleared, it's as simple as that and that was the case with the first goal as well. If we'd done our jobs properly there wouldn't have been a problem.

"If you defend like that you are not going to win many games of football. We made it hard for ourselves and Norwich are a good side who took advantage of it.

"We haven't been winning many games with 11 men recently so it was always going to be tough with just 10."

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