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Kee: Headaches

27 November 2013

Kee wants to give manager selection headache

Burton Albion match winner Billy Kee believes the Brewers' forwards can give manager Gary Rowett a real headache this season.

Kee came off the bench against Mansfield Town to head home the winner after 78 minutes at the PIrelli Stadium and the forward is determined to push his way back into the starting line-up but admits there's plenty of competition.

He told Brewers Player: "Knowles has been class over the last couple of games and you know what McGurk is going to bring with that flair.

"That is what we want to give him (a selection headache) as strikers, the more headaches the worse it is for him to decide.

"It shows what quality we have on the bench and off the bench starting.

"That is what we need to get to where we want to be this season.

We all relish it, you want that competition and to do well," he explained.

After back-to-back home wins and two clean sheets Kee is confident the Brewers can really push on in the league with a trip to Plymouth Argyle up next.

"I think this result shows what we are all about and how together all the lads are at the moment.

"We've done well over the last couple of weeks with me coming off the bench, like on Saturday when we did well.

"I think now we can really push on as a team," Kee said.

After going seven games without a goal Kee found space inside the edge of the Mansfield Town penalty box and headed home an Adam McGurk cross with 12 minutes remaining.

"Over the past few weeks I haven't really had many shots which has left me picking my brain a little bit.

"I've started games and not had the chances but the last couple of games I've come on and had a few chances."

Kee admits the Brewers may have got a little lucky with the goal after Kee looked to have fouled his marker but the forward is happy to take the luck.

"It may have been a slight push in the back but we got the luck today and we haven't had much luck recently so it has helped us over the line and get the win."

Goalkeeper Dean Lyness was again between the posts after replacing the recalled Jordan Pickford on Saturday against Bristol Rovers and Kee has praised Lyness' man-of-the-match performance.

He added: "Deano is a great lad and a great person to have around, he is a top 'keeper.

"His shot-stopping is unbelievable, he has been criticised for his kicking but tonight it was spot on and that shows what kind of person he is."


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