Date:Monday February 27 2006
Rob Kelly's Monday morning reaction to his first Championship defeat as Leicester City manager has been to announce the signing of Plymouth defender Rufus Brevett.
Kelly told the club's official website after Saturday's defeat at Ipswich: "I don't want to feel like this again so we'll turn it into a positive."
Brevett used to be an attacking full-back, something City have voluntarily lacked all season, probably to our considerable cost, though whether he still has that capability now, at 36, remains to be seen.
Anyway his arrival will surely not be Kelly's only move. Leicester's squad is woefully short at the moment considering the players who have left, others who are injured/suspended and still more who have been either sick, are underperforming or who do not seem to fit into the preferred system.
And the Hull game on Saturday is a massive fixture for the fans marking the first competitive return of Leicester's infamous former manager Peter Taylor, now in charge of the visitors.
For all Leicester's resurgence recently they have only won one home League match in the last seven, against Wolves on February 4.
They still need points to be sure of their status in the division and face tricky trips to play-offs chasers Luton and relegation candidates Millwall after the Hull game.
Perhaps an indicator of Kelly's mood after Ipswich was the further terse comment to the OS that: "You don't need to complicate it too much - they scored and we didn't - it's as simple as that. I believe we would have won the game if we had scored the first goal.'
"We are not into blame. The last five games have gone well and we all did that together. Now we have had a setback and we will suffer that together."
But suffering he obviously is and there will perhaps be greater emphasis on actually scoring against Hull because the Ipswich game was not only the first Kelly defeat but the first Championship game where we've failed to find the net under his charge.
In fact, even accepting the brilliance of battling Leeds with 10 men it is 175 minutes since we scored and the three goals at QPR apart, City have still only scored six goals in the other six games Kelly has managed.
Considering we have conceded goals in 18 of our last 19 League games it is obvious that something still has to improve if we are to collect the points which will independently ensure our survival in the Championship.
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