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Keane Expecting Tough Rotherham Trip

1 October 2015

Michael Keane is expecting a tough test from the trip to managerless Rotherham United tomorrow night at the New York Stadium.

Keane will come against The Millers, currently under the stewardship of interim boss Eric Black, for the first time in his career as the hosts look to make it three successive victories.

And the 22-year-old feels Sean Dyche’s side are well-prepared to bounce back from their home defeat to Reading in front of the Sky cameras.

He said: “They’re coming in off the back of a few good results and obviously the manager has left which can sometimes fire the crowd up.

“With a new manager coming in he’ll get the players going and we’re expecting a tough game.

“We were all disappointed with the result against Reading but apart from the first ten minutes we played well. We’ve trained really well this week, trained hard and we’re ready for the game.”

The former England U21 centre-back has made a significant contribution at both ends of the field for the Clarets so far this season.

He is still currently the top goalscorer for the club in the Sky Bet Championship with three goals in 9 appearances.

Fellow defender Tendayi Darikwa also got off the mark at the weekend and Keane says it is positive that goals are coming from different areas while the strikers continue to forge partnerships.

“I think it’s good that we can score goals from all areas. It’s not just me, Ben Mee has got a goal and Tendayi got one at the weekend.

“The strikers have a few goals but it’s been chopped and changed quite a bit. I think it might help once we can settle down as we’ve had a few injuries.

“They’ll all start hitting the ground running soon and once they get one or two like they already have done they’ll start getting even more.”

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