Optimistic Keogh still looking for favours
Andy Keogh believes Wolverhampton Wanderers can sneak into the play-offs on the final day of the season.
The 1-1 draw against Coventry City at Ricoh Arena means Wolves are still in with a slim chance of grabbing sixth place if they beat Plymouth Argyle at Molineux on Sunday, although they do rely on a few other teams doing them favours.
Burnley must beat Crystal Palace and Blackpool can assist their cause by beating out-of-sorts Watford on the final day if Mick McCarthy's men are to extend their season.
Republic of Ireland international Keogh is just delighted that Wolves have a chance on the final day.
"If Watford even draw next week and we get a good win with a few goals, we can go ahead of them. There are probably still a few twists and turns ahead," he said.
"Last year, it went down to the last day and we had to win but we were already in the play-offs. This year, we're not but hopefully if we can win, we'll get something from elsewhere."
Keogh's former club, Scunthorpe United, have already done Wolves a favour by beating Watford on Saturday, much to the 21-year-old's delight.
"I was on the phone to my mate [Scunthorpe midfielder] Ian Morris on Saturday morning and said 'you'd better do me a favour.' He told me not to worry and so it proved," he said. "They've been great for us."
Wanderers could be in an even better position if they had beaten relegation battlers Coventry, but they were denied by some stunning saves by Sky Blues goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel which were reminiscent of his father, Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.
Schmeichel's opposite number, Wolves's promising stopper Wayne Hennessey, was equally impressed with the Coventry man's form.
"When Sylvan [Ebanks-Blake] shot in the last few seconds of the game, I was just waiting for our fans to go up behind the goal," said Hennessey, who was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year on Sunday night.
"I thought it was in but Kasper got a really strong hand on it. It was a great save and he played well."
Of his PFA honour, which comes 12 months after Matt Murray was similarly recognised, the Welsh international said: "It's brilliant to be selected at the end of my first season in the Wolves team.
"What makes it more special is that it's recognition from my fellow professionals."