21st May, 2019

Keir believes City can challenge at the top

Worcester Editorial 2nd Dec, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City goalkeeper Daniel Keir has said he sees no reason why his in-form side can’t put a strong promotion challenge together.

The new recruit was drafted in on the eve of the Greenwich Borough FA Cup game after an injury to Jose Veiga left City short on cover in between the sticks, despite the best efforts of defender Wayne Thomas.

And although only being part of the team for less than two months, Keir can see the potential in a side who are now unbeaten in 13 games.

“It’s been great,” he said. “I love going to training, there is a great team chemistry, probably the best I have been at so I love it.

“We are on an unbeaten streak at the moment and want to keep that going.

“With our unbeaten run we have shown we can beat some of the top teams in the league and the bottom teams aswell, so we are looking to finishing up in the play-offs and get promoted if we can.

“It won’t be easy but I think we can.”

Born in Canada, Keir came over to England in September as part of his Sport Business Management university course, and is currently studying this academic year at the University of Worcester.

Within a month and a half of being in the UK he had already been snapped up by Carl Heeley and just two weeks later was named in the squad for City’s historic 2-1 FA Cup victory over Coventry.

“It was an unreal experience,” Keir added. “It’s kind of difficult to put into words, in Canada the biggest crowd I’d ever played in front of was probably about 100 people, so to experience a stadium the size of the Ricoh Arena and hear the atmosphere generated by the crowd was incredible.

“Going into it I didn’t realise I would be in the squad, I knew Jose (Veiga) was out but didn’t know how bad his injury was, I wasn’t sure if they would have another keeper named on the bench but it was great to be named for it.

“I came to England with the intention of playing for a local team over here, but what has happened, at the speed at which it’s happened, is unbelievable.”

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