NEW-LOOK FOR­EST SHAPED IN BILLY’S IM­AGE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

I WAS in Scot­land a few weeks ago and it was all over the pa­pers about Celtic start­ing off in the Cham­pi­ons League.

I wouldn’t have dreamed that Kelvin Wil­son would leave that to re­join For­est, but it just goes to show what kind of pull they’ve got.

I know Kelvin’s fam­ily are down here, but I also think he could see what Billy Davies is build­ing and you can bet he’s been promised they will be bring­ing in an­other one or two top play­ers be­fore the end of the win­dow.

To be fair to the Kuwaiti own­ers, they’re putting some money in and For­est look like they will chal­lenge.

They got the back­ing, they’ve got the man­ager and ev­ery­body knows what the City Ground is like when it’s rock­ing – it’s one of the most in­tim­i­dat­ing places around.

They’d not played that well un­til yes­ter­day but they’ve got nine points. I think that will please Billy more than any­thing,

Billy’s an ex­cel­lent man­ager, but you never get to know him that well. He doesn’t get par­tic­u­larly close to other man­agers and he’s very much his own man.

He’s a bit like me re­ally – he can pick a fight in an empty room. The only dif­fer­ence is that I’ve calmed a lot.

Since he came back he’s changed ev­ery­thing – back­room staff, of­fice work­ers, di­rec­tors. Ev­ery­body who ever had a grudge against him is gone. It’s his club now and that’s the per­fect sce­nario for a man­ager.

BIG NAME: Kelvin Wil­son

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