Billy Kee will keep his place in the Burton Albion starting line-up tomorrow at Fleetwood Town
BILLY Kee will keep his place in the Burton Albion starting line-up tomorrow at Fleetwood Town – but not just because he scored both goals in last Saturday's 2-0 win over Rotherham United.
Kee has not always started in away games this season but it was his work-rate against Rotherham that pleased manager Gary Rowett.
"I asked Billy what he thought was the best thing he did against Rotherham," said Rowett.
"Some of the others were saying it was the way he took his second goal but he knew exactly what I was getting at and he told me what it was.
"It was when he spotted (winger) Alex MacDonald was down injured and he chased back 60 yards and made a tackle on the edge of his own box.
"That's the sort of awareness and commitment I want from the strikers and we need it even more in away games.
"I don't believe you can get away with the goalkeeper and eight outfield players defending in away games. The strikers have got to get back in position and defend as well.
"I am saying to them 'work your socks off for 70 minutes, because there are two more fresh ones I can bring on later in the game,' and they're doing it.
"I think Billy did more than enough in the Rotherham game to warrant another start."
â Former Burton striker Justin Richards, who was released in January and then joined Oxford United, has seen his season ended after tearing a cruciate ligament in his knee.