Date: 4th February 2010 at 12:14am
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Manager Roy Keane is a pretty happy man after securing the deadline day signings of David Healy and Daryl Murphy from former side Sunderland.

He believes he has made two very good signings that will strengthen the side in its biggest area of weakness, and even had time to spare when completing the deals (a cool 15 minutes)!

Roy told the club site: ‘Up front is an area of the park that I certainly feel we need to improve.

‘I have made many enquiries for players over the past month or two and spoke to managers and I was pleased to get over the finishing line with Sunderland yesterday. It was a bit of a rush, like it often is with the deadline but we got there with 15 minutes to spare so not too bad.

‘I have worked with both David and Daryl before and I’m delighted to have them at the club.’

Both players could even be involved against Middlesbrough this weekend. He continued: ‘Murph gives us options. He can play on the left but I think we will get the best out of him up front. David has a fantastic goals record at international level. It didn’t happen at Sunderland for him but that’s football and he didn’t get a run of games up there, with the competition for places they have.

‘We will gauge their fitness with Saturday in mind but they are both keen to be involved and know the demands I will put on them.’

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