Kelly: Davies will have impact

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Rob Kelly hopes Billy Davies will bring new impetus to the team after their 2-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Last Updated: 09/02/13 at 19:41 Post Comment

Rob Kelly: Billy Davies needs to have big impact at Forest

Rob Kelly: Billy Davies needs to have big impact at Forest

Davies will take over at the City Ground on Monday in the wake of a hugely disappointing reverse at Ashton Gate, where deposed Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll is now in charge.

Kelly felt Forest acquitted themselves well and that City's opening goal, a deflected shot just after Billy Sharp had hit the post, proved to be a real sucker punch.

"The performance was good in spells and we created more opportunities than they did, but the bottom line is we lost 2-0," Kelly said.

"I thought we started well and they didn't really look like scoring. The goal changed the game - we tried to get forward players on the pitch to try and affect it but they were well-organised, compact and sat very deep.

"We won't sulk - we'll dust ourselves down and look forward to working with a new manager on Monday. I'm sure he'll have an impact.

"There is obviously something missing and I'm sure Billy Davies will be able to pinpoint what that is. The biggest job will be to sort out the team's inconsistency because that has been our main weakness.

"By looking at it coldly from the outside I am sure he will be able to come up with some ideas. Those of us close to the players know there is no problem with their level of commitment."

Davies opted to miss the game and Kelly added: "I am sure Billy was taking in another game. He will study this one on DVD and in any case he knows a lot of the players very well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy no blog? that's my summer ruined. Can someone start a petition on change.org please?

myyoot
The New Dawn Gossip

W

ell, if he'd be unable to reject an offer from Barcelona or Madrid, he may as well join Arsenal while he's waiting for them to call. It's a logical progression.

bouldasbrass
Lacazette: I'll only leave for CL

D

zeko is nothing more than a Bosnian Andy Carroll.

uncle monty
The New Dawn Gossip

Footer 365

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Prince Ali targets interim FIFA presidency before an election

Prince Ali of Jordan is investigating if he can be FIFA's interim president before an election, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company