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Kee puts defeat behind him

27 January 2014

Striker looks ahead to fixture at old club Torquay United

Burton Albion striker Billy Kee was naturally disappointed by the home defeat to Fleetwood Town, but has confidence in being able to bounce back in Tuesday’s away fixture at one of his old clubs, Torquay United.

“They really wanted it today. They pushed us and they had a bit of luck in the end, but at the end of the day we’ll have to bounce back and I’m sure we will,” said Kee.

The game was delayed by an hour as a storm hit the Pirelli Stadium during the players’ warm up, but Kee has played down the effect of an interrupted warm-up.

“It’s so frustrating. You start your warm up and preparation and it all goes out the window, but it’s the same for them. 

“There wasn’t much either way in the game but they got the rub of the green that they needed. We’ve had a bit of that lately but we’re hard working and we’ll have to continue doing that,” Kee added.

As the January transfer window draws to a close, Kee is unconcerned by any new arrivals, and believes additions can only enhance the squad.

“Dominic Knowles did really well today. It was the first game we’d played together properly, but it was hard. The two centre halves we faced today were one of the better pairings I’ve played this season.

"I’d like the gaffer to bring someone in. It will add to our strike-force and will add to the team, so hopefully he’ll be able to bring a few new faces in,” Kee said.

Looking ahead to his return to Plainmoor, Kee won’t be doing his old side any favours as they battle at the other end of the league table for survival.

“I have some friends there, but I’m not looking forward to it! This is my club now. I’ve settled in and I love it here and hopefully we can go down there and get the three points.

“The long trip is annoying, but we have to make sure we get our preparation right both for that game and Saturday. I’m sure we’ll go down there, work hard and get something out the game.

“We know they’re down the bottom, but they have a new manager in Chris Hargreaves, who I know well. I’m sure they’ll play football but we have to go down there, take the game to them and get something out of it,” added Kee.

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