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#18 Kerry Baptiste on the go.............Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is said to be very interested in Bmobile Joe Public and Trinidad and Tobago attacker Kerry Baptiste.

Baptiste returned to Trinidad on Tuesday following a ten-day trial at the Coca-Cola Championship Division club under the eyes of the former Manchester United captain, Keane.

“It’s very positive,” said the 29 year-old Baptiste. “Roy (Keane) liked what he saw and wants me back following the season which ends in May.”

The 2009 TT Pro League top goalscorer continued, “He (Keane) wants to see me in a game before making a decision.”

Baptiste only trained at Ipswich without featuring for the Reserves against Wycombe after failing to settle early due to jet lag.

Baptiste, a nominee for the First Citizens Sport Foundation Sports Personality of the Year on Wednesday night said the Ipswish trial experience was a great one.

“It was great. The entire trial was properly planned. I watched the game over the weekend against Bristol City which ended goalless with over 20 thousand people in the stands and I was saying to myself, I can’t wait to score a goal and run into the crowd,” he giggled.

He added, “I’m back home with Joe Public for now and will return to training this week. I will also continue working hard on my game.

Speaking on his nomination for the Sports Personality of the Year, Baptiste simply said, “Great rewards come with hard work. It’s great to be nominated based on my achievements and I will continue to do my best for myself, my family and football.”