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Kelly Delighted To Reunite With Johnson

Kelly Delighted To Reunite With Johnson

Having signed a three year contract at Oldham last Friday, new signing Liam Kelly has said he couldn't be more delighted to team up with former colleague Lee Johnson again.

The pair enjoyed a successful partnership in their time at Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock back in 2012 when our manager was still simply a player, before he then made the jump in 2013, and although Kelly still had more than two years to run on his existing deal at Bristol City, he explained to the Official Site that once he knew their was interest from his old pal, he was excited by the opportunity.

'I'm delighted to be here eventually. We've been talking about it over the summer and I've been in touch with the gaffer so we've managed to get it done. I'm pleased to come here and I'm just looking forward to playing again.'

Having only played twice for City last term, the opportunity for regular football as well as the gaffer would've been a big pull for the 24 year old midfielder.

'We played together a year and a half ago for a season and we got on really well. We had a good combination in midfield so he was definitely a big factor in me coming here. I played with James Dayton for a few years at Kilmarnock and we got on really well. He's a fantastic player and he had a good season as well last season. I also know James Wilson who was at Bristol City so it's good to know a few lads when you are going into a new dressing room.'

Kelly goes on to say that he feels he can have a really positive influence on the team now he is with us, and having played a good amount of football, unfortunately injury did hamper his time at City, so he's hoping that is all well behind him now and he can get back to getting good and regular minutes on the pitch again.

Johnson clearly wants us to have a go this season, and obviously his hopes for the campaign were covered when talking to Kelly as he goes on to say.

'We should be looking up towards the top six and there is no reason why we can't get there. There are some fantastic players in that dressing room and the gaffer is really driven so that's the attitude we've got in there and it's something we can achieve.'

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Writer:Boundary Lad
Date:Tuesday July 1 2014
Time: 5:23PM

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