Billy’s Kee to Reds progress

Accrington Observer - - SPORT - JACQUE TALBOT

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.”

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