David Kee made his first appearance in over two years for Ballinamallard as he played the full 90 minutes against Glentoran on Saturday. 
The tough tackling midfielder has returned to the club on loan until the end of the season after spells with Linfield and Coleraine, and he is hoping that his experience can help turn around the Mallard’s fortunes.
“I can probably bring a bit of experience and somebody to maybe help the young lads through the games,” he said. “A couple of the lads have said to me that they have been missing someone talking on the pitch and I am good enough at slabbering so that will probably help!
“I’m 29 now and I’ve been around for a while so I should be able to help out. There are a few experienced lads have come in like O’Flynn, and Packie Mailey has experience with Finn Harps for six or seven years so that should help the young lads through.”
Kee was thrown straight into the starting line-up despite not having played a first team game for Coleraine this season, and he admitted it was great to get back on Ferney Park. 
“I’m glad to be back at the club and back playing,” he said. 
“I have played a couple of reserve games for Coleraine but I’ve not played anything at that level in quite a while. It was good to be back, good to be playing and good to see a few of the boys that are still here from the last time I was here two or three years ago. I am disappointed with the result obviously being 2-1 up, but that’s football and we move on.”
Kee left Ballinamallard in the summer of 2015 for Linfield, and after a season with the Blues he made the switch to Coleraine where he was immediately made club captain. 
He made 39 appearances for the Bannsiders but this season he has struggled to force his way into the squad, so when the Ballinamallard manager came calling he was happy to make a new start elsewhere. 
“It was frustrating but Coleraine are flying and have been top of the league all year so you can’t throw the toys out of the pram,” he admitted. 
“Oran (Kearney) said to me that Gavin had rung inquiring a couple of times. I thought about it before Christmas and it was a couple of weeks ago on the morning of the Irish Cup game that Oran said if I was thinking of going he wouldn’t use me and cup tie me if I did make the move. Oran and Coleraine have been brilliant but I decided to come for the rest of the season to get a few games under my belt and see what happens.”
Davy admits he has been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the squad at Ballinamallard and is hopeful they can start to climb up the league table. 
“I’m definitely confident, going by that game against Glentoran and going by what is happening in training,” he said. 
“There are a lot of new faces obviously but they are a good young side and I was impressed during the week at training. 
“I think we are in a false position, even just going by our last match. Glentoran are not a bad side. They are in seventh position and although conceding so late is disappointing, you have to take that disappointment and move on. 
“We looked a threat going forward and scored two goals. I don’t think there are too many times Ballinamallard have scored two goals all year but we conceded two and gave away silly free kicks outside the box. We have spoken about it after the game and we know what the mistakes were and it’s about correcting them next time. Training has been good and you wouldn’t think we are bottom of the table, but we are and we have to get ourselves out of it. Carrick were beaten so we have gained a point, should have been three but if we are gaining then its happy days.”
Their next opportunity to claim their second win of the campaign will come on Saturday when they travel to Warrenpoint. 
“Warrenpoint this weekend is a big one. Massive,” he acknowledges. 
“They are a decent side and there are no easy games in league, especially when you are bottom of the table. We will go there full of confidence after our Glentoran performance and hopefully we will pick up points.”