Last updated : 15 January 2007 By Editor
Roy Keane on the chances of signing Jonathan Evans on a permanent deal:

“I wouldn't have thought so. Jonny has got a great chance (at OT) and we knew that we wouldn't get him until he had signed his new contract there.

“He's a good centre-half, he's young, he reads the game well, he's quick, he's a determined lad and I knew he would not come here just to go through the motions. There were other clubs interested in him but this is a great challenge and one he is up for.”

Evans himself:

“I'm loving it here. I'm delighted Sir Alex Ferguson has given me the chance to come and play in this league. I know it's only a six-month period but we have seen what has happened with Ben Foster.

“He was part of the squad that got Watford promoted and he has stayed there. It has furthered his development, playing in the Premiership.

“I don't know whether that would be the case with Sunderland, if we got promoted whether Sir Alex would let me stay. But given the way it's going, I am enjoying it and we will see what happens.”