Keane’s call for justice with league comeback

LONG-serving Hatter Keith Keane sees Wembley as a chance to bring “justice” to the club that he has supported since he was a child, writes Richard Redman.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 20th May 2012, 12:00 pm

Keane – who has been with Town since 1995 – understands what Sunday’s final means to Luton’s fans, so will be particularly determined to beat York City.

He said: “To get promoted would be justice.

“This club has been hard done by, and this is a wrong that needs putting right.”

Due to the club’s off-field misfortunes and subsequent nosedive over the last decade, Keane feels Luton are a very much a big fish in a small pond.

He said: “We’re out of place in this league and need to get promoted – that’s how a lot of fans feel.”

As Town’s longest-serving player, Keane is certainly in a position to speak for the fans – of which there will be almost 30,000 in attendance on Sunday.

He said: “As a local lad it doesn’t surprise me that so many fans are coming on Sunday.

“They know it’s time to really support the team.

“It can bring pressure though, it’s important that we don’t disappoint them.”

Echoing much of the noises coming out of Kenilworth Road since the semi-final victory over Wrexham, Keane does not see victory on Sunday as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

He added: “If we do win we can push on. Look at teams like Crawley and Stevenage. There’s no reason we can’t compete in League One. “Even in the Championship, you look at one or two of the teams in there and you think that we could we do it.”