Kelly hails new boys
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rob Kelly hailed his January recruits following Leicester's win at Ipswich.
Leicester boss Rob Kelly hailed his January transfer window recruits following his team's 2-0 win at Ipswich.
Gareth McAuley captured the headlines with a brace of headers to secure City's first win since Boxing Day.
But Kelly was also impressed by the contributions of fellow new boys Geoff Horsfield, Jason Jarrett and substitute Luigi Glombard.
"We've not had the best of times here over the last 20 years or so," said Kelly after City's first win in Suffolk since 1988.
"It's a tough place to come but I though we deserved to win. I've got a great bunch of lads here but they wanted support and to be pushed, and so I'm delighted to have got two or three players in.
"This is traditionally a difficult place to come but these players don't skulk away. They come out and say 'let's have a go'.
"Geoff just wants to play football and we have a lot of young players who want to do well and are highly motivated.
"We're not getting carried away. But this is a hard division and anyone can beat anyone on their day. If you get past the 50-point mark you should be okay and half the teams in the division know that."
Ipswich's bid was hampered by Owen Garvan's red card, but Town first team coach Bryan Klug was more concerned by the team's collective defending.
"That's something Owen's got to learn about and I thought the referee got it spot on," he said.
"There's no point hanging someone out to dry over the goals, it's a collective thing here, but that's the second game in a row and it's reared its ugly head at other times this season and it's avoidable."