Billy’s Kee to Reds progress
STANLEY boss John Coleman has sung the praises of goalgrabber Billy Kee, labelling the 26-yearold the league’s best forward.
“I’ve said it for a long time, Billy is the best striker in this league,” said Coleman. “What he brings to us is invaluable, he chips in with goals but the way he builds up the play is crucial to the way we want to play our football,” he said. “It’s not surprising to see him hitting landmarks like his 100th goal and I have no doubt he’ll continue that for years to come.
“In the past we may have been guilty of over-rusing Bill and in his job and the way he plays he takes a lot of beatings, physically it’s a tough role to do. But now we’ve got players who we can replace him with and give him a breather.”
Coleman admits the deadly formula in front of goal between Kee and Kayden Jackson is no fluke.
Jackson managed a goal against Grimsby Town on Tuesday night, despite Stanley losing 2-1, a result which saw them drop from second to third.
“I know the way Billy plays and I know Kayden has been craving to play through the middle,” he said. “Kayden wants to use his pace and his football brain so I think it’s a great combination for us to have and it’s no surprise for me they’ve hit it off so fast.”