McCartney hits back at Keane

Keane claimed many of the players were not good enough and blasted the coaching staff.

The former Manchester United ace quit as boss in December.

McCartney said: “If the players aren’t happy you’re not going to achieve anything.

“Under Roy the lads were a bit disheartened.

“Ricky has given us a lot of self-belief and the ability to express ourselves in a better way.

“We had a shaky period under Keane where there was talk of relegation. But we’ve started playing much better football.”