Midfielder praises team-mates
Burton Albion midfielder Robbie Weir has praised Billy Kee following his match-winning performance against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Kee scored either save of Dave Winnard’s equaliser, and Weir knew what to expect from the striker.
“I thought it was a clear penalty to be honest. Billy Kee practices penalties in training and I always knew he was going to score. He’s been in and out of the team over the last few weeks but I thought today he was a credit to himself. He scored two goals and linked the play, and it’s good for the team that he’s back on form,” Weir said.
It was another game in which Weir and Matty Palmer played alongside each other, and Weir believes the partnership is growing with each game they play.
“Matty’s young and still learning the game. It’s a bit different from last season with me and Lee Bell, who was more experienced but now I’m the senior player when I play alongside Matty.
“We both like to get forward and I think we’re doing well this year. Lee (Bell) is keeping us on our toes so me and Matty need to keep playing well, otherwise we’ll be out of the team,” said Weir.
Weir’s status as senior player alongside Palmer has brought about a more disciplined playing style, something Weir is happy to do.
“Last year I was getting yellow cards here, there and everywhere, whereas this year I’ve settled down and been the more experienced player. It’s a good thing and touch wood I won’t get banned,” Weir added.
With a busy run of fixtures coming up throughout March, Weir understands the importance of having a good squad depth, and is determined to retain his place until the end of the season.
“We have a few games in March and it’s important that everyone looks after each other. Injuries can happen and Lee (Bell) isn’t in the team at the minute, so it’s important that he keeps himself fit as he never knows when he may be called upon.
“It’s going to be a good week this week with no midweek game. Like a lot of the lads, I want to get my body back into shape ready to go again for Oxford next weekend.”