The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Fulham

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The City Ground

Last Game

N Forest 1 - 1 Derby

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 13:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

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

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

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."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Sky Sources: Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to leave club

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears set to leave the club following talks over his future, Sky sources understand.

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property