Feature: The Word On The Street

Last updated : 19 January 2005 By Ben Collins
- KK is hoping to sign left-back cover very soon, but revealed he will only approach Rangers defender Michael Ball if that deal falls through.

"I am hoping to know within the next 24 hours about the outcome of a potential loan deal I have earmarked - and it is not Michael Ball," he told the official City website.

"If for any reason that deal did not go through then Michael is certainly one of the ones we would look at. He is Premiership quality and at 25 is still young but of course he may not want to come on loan. He is a left-back who can also play left centre-back and that is crucial as he can offer cover."

- City have had the results of an in-depth test to discover Nicolas Anelka's injury, which show he has no serious injury. Keegan has admitted that all he needs to do now is recover his fitness.

"He has now been given the all clear to resume training after the scan revealed that there is nothing serious with his injury," the City boss added on the club website.

"The scans didn't show anything that we should be really worried about. We just have to get him fit now."

Knowing this, Keegan should dock his wages. He is unavailable because he couldn't be bothered playing a couple of games or training - ie, doing his job. It is totally unprofessional and must not be tolerated. How much money will he have picked up from the club by the time he returns? Certainly enough to get a new player in (albeit a mediocre one).