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Billy Kee in fine form as he continues to score goals

Friday 9th March 2018

Billy Rodney Kee, born in Leicester plays for League Two side, Accrington Stanley. Although born in England, Kee has represented Northern Ireland at U-19 and U-21 levels. Now 27, the Accy Stanley forward is focused on scoring goals. Something he has been doing for them since he joined the club in 2015 after being released by Scunthorpe.

During the 2015/16 season Kee managed to score 17 times in League Two with 16 assists. His contributions helped Accrington Stanley to finish fourth. Eligible to take part in playoff proceedings they failed to advance from the semi-finals against AFC Wimbledon. The following season Kee ended up with 13 goals and just three assists. Only finishing in 13th felt like a step backwards. However, the current campaign has been much brighter. The Northern-Irish goal-getter has smashed his way to 20 goals already. He also has nine assists so far. There are still at least 11 games left this season which could mean plenty more goals and assists for the frontman.

Accrington boss John Coleman who has been at the club since 2014 has been key to Billy Kee's success as giving him the opportunity to play has definitely helped not only the striker but the team as a whole. From the middle of December throughout a month of games Kee managed to score in six consecutive matches. These efforts were helpful as Accrington won four out of six fixtures within that time period. In his last 14 matches, Kee has netted 10 times. His most recent goal came against Morecambe at home in a 1-0 victory.

With Accrington Stanley in second place, they look to continue some great form. Billy Kee is partly to that success and they sit just one point behind Luton in pole position. Checking the League Two table Luton and Accrington should be looking at automatic spots but they will be taking it one game at a time.

Known obviously for his goal scoring ability Billy Kee also possesses aerial qualities as well as strength despite his 5"9' frame. The stocky striker has that all-round ability most teams would want on their side. He also has great technical abilities which gives us a reason to believe why he's also created many assists over the past few seasons at Accrington.

Although he started out at Leicester where he was born the current Accrington forward has played with a handful of clubs. Being loaned out to Accrington back in 2009 was a glimpse of his future before moving permanently to Torquay United. After that, he spent four seasons at Burton Albion which was then followed by a move to Scunthorpe United. He was then loaned out to Mansfield on a three-month deal before being released by the club. This was when Accrington Stanley came calling and Kee welcomed the offer. Rejoining the Lancashire-based club is probably the best decision in his career so far.

With the side now unbeaten in seven games they need to focus on their next fixture. And it isn't just a normal fixture. This next game is against table toppers Luton Town. This one is away from home so if Mr Kee could turn on the style this weekend Accrington could leapfrog their opponents in good fashion.

Although we have mentioned Billy Kee quite a bit due to him being the top scorer in League Two this season Accrington have a few other big hitters that are worthy of mention. Sean McConville currently has 10 goals while Kayden Jackson has tallied 12 so far. Even if Billy Kee goes missing they have strong reassurance when needed. With Accrington possessing so much firepower they should be able to put their foot on the gas this weekend at Kenilworth Road.

Jamie Kynaston

For my sins, I'm a season ticket holder at Stoke City, I have been proud to watch them for over 20 years. I follow most of the UK leagues and the major European ones too, and I've been told that I talk way too much about football.


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