Millwall striker Keogh disappointed with goal tally this term

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ANDY Keogh has revealed his disappointment at his start to the season – admitting he should have scored more than two goals.

Keogh bagged a brace against Middlesbrough in September but has gone on a barren run since and was dropped ahead of the Millwall's 1-1 draw at Bristol City on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old is due to link up with the Republic of Ireland squad next week to prepare for World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Germany and Faroe Islands.

"The season's gone okay for me," Keogh told the Evening Herald. "I have scored a few goals but I should have got a few more.

"I have more assists than I'd normally get but I'd like to be putting the ball in the net myself more often.

"My priority for the next few days is Millwall and trying to get further up the table but once I get to Dublin it will be all about the Germany game."

Keogh was speaking for the first time since being struck by personal tragedy just days before playing for Ireland in a friendly against Oman.

"My fiancée had just lost a baby, so I just wanted to get out and play and she wanted me to play as well," he said.

"It was a hard few days but I was keen to play. I haven't had too many chances to play with Ireland recently and I didn't want to let the chance go.

"It was hard to get back to normal after something like that happens to you, it's devastating but it was important for me to play on."

Lions assistant boss Joe Gallen insisted Keogh had simply been rested against the Robins, having started all eight league fixtures prior to the game.

He said: "When you have three games in eight days, which all of the clubs in the Championship have, there's a lot of travelling.

"In terms of rotating things around, you saw Bristol City changed both of their forwards from their previous game.

"It's a key position to keep things fresh. We're lucky we've got some good forwards."



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