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RTID: Paul Keegan

1 October 2013

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RTID, Rovers matchday programme caught up with Irish midfielder Paul Keegan who has formed a formidable partnership with Richie Wellens in the centre of midfield this season.

Is there a particular area that Paul Dickov said to you that he wants you to do?

Not particularly no, Ritchie likes to get forward as well to link up the play. I think we’ve seen that. It was obviously a different formation against Forest, and Ritchie got further forward and got on the ball more but I think it’s just the balance between the two of us, if he moves forward then I stay back or if I go forward then he’ll sit there and stay. 

I think we’re old enough and wise enough to know when someone’s gone the other one will sit but I enjoy playing with Ritchie in there- he is a good player.

Do you also look to get in amongst the goals?

Yes, always. I think if you can add goals to your game then it’s an important part for the team. Players from all over the pitch should be able to score goals, not just the strikers or the wingers.

Like Rob Jones adds goals to the team and if you can get Ritchie and I doing it you know that you have got goals being scored from all around pitch - I think that’s what makes a good team.

Did the new manager coming in, or the injuries you suffered last season, put a little pressure on you coming into this season? 

Not really no. I played around 30 games last season and I only missed the last 8 or 9 games. I think it was in the run-in, so up until that I was pretty much injury free.

I really enjoyed it last season and played a big part in it, so I think the last 8 or 9 games could have been put down to playing a lot of games and getting tired and fatigued. I ended up with a quad injury but luckily enough I made it back for the Brentford game. 

The full interview with Paul will be featured in the Leicester City edition of RTID. 

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