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

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Manchester United 0-1 West Brom: Robin van Persie penalty saved as Baggies shock United

Chris Brunt's deflected free kick gave West Brom a 1-0 win at Manchester United as Robin van Persie saw a penalty saved.

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand loses wife to cancer

Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca has died following a short battle with cancer.

Arsene Wenger claims Jose Mourinho disrespected Arsenal with title taunt

Arsene Wenger feels Jose Mourinho was disrespectful for taunting Arsenal about their 10-year wait for the title.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

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