BILLY Kee will be sorely missed by his former Burton Albion team-mates, and has been praised for his goalscoring exploits on the pitch, as well as his character off it, writes David Broome.
The striker joined Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee on Monday, and Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin believes Kee's final appearance – when he scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday – was the perfect send-off.
"He's going to be a big loss," said the former Bradford City custodian.
"You saw in his final game there, it was the perfect way to sign off from Burton with those two goals.
"That was what he brought to the team, and that's going to be missed.
"I've only been here a short time, but when I was at Bradford and we played against Burton, he was always the key man we would have to look out for.
"He's a very good player and he's done so well for this football club over the years."
Callum McFadzean believes Kee's loss from the dressing room will be keenly felt as well.
"Billy is a great guy and his banter is top notch," said the full-back.
"But he's at the highest he's played (League One), and he wants to challenge himself, so all the best to the lad. He deserves it for his goalscoring last season and getting two at the weekend."
McLaughlin agreed, saying: "He was a good character, so the lads are going to be sad to see him go."