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Burrows On Keane

Coventry City’s left back David Burrows, one of the most experienced players around the Premiership scene, believes striker Robbie Keane is the best player for his age he has ever seen.

Keane has taken the Premiership by storm since Coventry paid out 6 million to buy the young Irishman from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August.

"A wonderful investment by the club," declares Burrows. "Robbie is without doubt the best player of his age I have ever seen. I was at Liverpool with Robbie Fowler and good though he was, he was not in Keane’s class.

"He is already worth 2 to 3 million more in the transfer market, and if he keeps improving at the present rate he will prove to be a magnificent investment by this club."

Keane was also watched by former Coventry City and Wales manager Bobby Gould at Highfield Road last weekend when the club beat Watford and he declared later than he thought Keane was better than Michael Owen.

The young Irishman is not twenty until next July and has a glittering future ahead of him. Coventry clearly will not be able to hold on to him for longer than a couple of years.

By then he will be ready to command huge wages which will put him out of Coventry’s bracket, but the club should make a huge profit on his sale.

He scored eleven goals in each of his two seasons at Wolves, but already he has scored six goals in just ten Premiership matches for Coventry, as well as hitting the net for the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2000 qualifiers.

Meanwhile his champion Burrows has other things on his mind. His four match ban for a sending off is over and now he has to try to wrest back his first team place from Marcus Hall, who has deputised in the last six matches during which Coventry have been unbeaten.

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Staying Up by Rick Gekoski

CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 3 Nov 99

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