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16 August 2014

Billy praises Albion character

Burton Albion striker Billy Kee has lauded the character shown by his Burton Albion team-mates after coming from behind to beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.

Jamie Cureton put the Daggers ahead before half-time, but the Brewers were rewarded for their persistence when Kee notched twice in the last ten minutes – including a penalty - to make it three wins in the opening week of the season.

“It shows the character of the team this year. We knew it would be a hard game and you only have to look at some of the players in their team and they have some good players.

“The lads kept going and we got our rewards. It wasn’t the prettiest game in the first half but it shows what we’re about and the kind of character in the side,” he said.

The game was a very different to the free-flowing, attacking game against Wigan in the Capital One Cup in midweek, and Kee admits it was an adjustment against a very different style of play.

“It’s very hard as a player where you go from playing in a big game against Wigan to go back to playing in the league. It’s about consistency and a good team does that week in, week out and we showed it today.

“League 2 games tend to be scrappy and that’s down to the style of the teams. Championship sides tend to want to play football but the gaffer knew what we wanted to do and what we should go for. He pushed us at half time and we got what we deserved,” said Kee.

Dagenham had the better chances in the first half, but the second half was all about the Brewers as they pressed forward and Kee says they got what they deserved.

“You have to keep going forward and we’ve done well in the last few games. We really kicked on towards the end and overall I’d say we were the better team. It was scrappy but that’s the way it is in League 2 and it’s about dealing with it.”

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