Keegan Gives Low Down On Smith!

Last updated : 07 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Keegan insists that he was merely resting Smith and has no plans to sell the former Manchester United forward.

Smith: "With Alan - he's got a sore ankle.

"I haven't risked anyone in this game and I knew when I left him out it would cause questions, but he's got a sore ankle and I can't treat him any different to anybody else.

"You saw me bringing players off every time they get a knock.

"Every time the doctors or the physios come to me and say, 'Habib Beye - 50 minutes is enough', I've stuck with that.

"I haven't risked anybody, which I think is right and it's given me a chance to give some other people a bit of time."