Counago happy with Swans snub

Ipswich striker not worrying about being liked by Keane

Counago: Happy at Ipswich

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Ipswich Town striker Pablo Counago insists he is not worried about being liked by manager Roy Keane and does not regret rejecting a summer move to Swansea City.

Keane accepted an offer from Swansea in pre-season, but Counago opted to stay at Portman Road and fight for his place.

The Spaniard scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Swans and says his priority is to improve Ipswich's position, rather than curry favour with his boss.

"I don't worry about whether the manager likes me or not," said Counago. "We all have other problems to worry about.

"We are in a position we want to change and that is what we are worrying about.

"When you are not winning games, the manager will look to change teams. If I can play as I did, then maybe I will keep my place."

Despite Ipswich sitting bottom of the Championship and without a win this season, Counago is convinced he made the right choice in turning down Swansea.

He added: "I wanted to stay here with Ipswich. It is as simple as that.

"I have been here a long time and I feel very comfortable with everything around me.

"I love this club and saw no reason for change. Out of respect to a club that wanted to sign me, my agent spoke with them, but I had already told him I wanted to stay here."