Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Monday, March 12th 2018

Kelly keen to prove himself

Teenager Lloyd Kelly made quite the impression on only his second league start for City on Saturday.

The 19-year-old left-back contributed to a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Burton Albion and was both praised by head coach Lee Johnson and Brewers manager Nigel Clough.

Johnson had earlier told bcfc.co.uk that Kelly had been "knocking at his door" before he made his eighth appearance of the season at the Pirelli Stadium.

After impressing in the fixture, the youngster could be in line for more game time against Ipswich Town at Ashton Gate this coming Saturday, with Joe Bryan set to serve the second game of his suspension.

Speaking after the full-time whistle in Staffordshire, Kelly told BCTV: "I’ve been doing everything right on and off the pitch to make sure that when given my chance I take it and I think I did that on Saturday."

'A TOUGH PLACE TO PLAY'

"Burton is always a difficult place to go and play football because of how they set and up and want to play, especially with their manager in Nigel Clough. I think we were a lot better in the second half, we got on the front foot, we were a lot more forward thinking and we got on the ball a lot more.

"Overall, I think were can take a lot of positives from the game and now we move onto the next one against Ipswich Town."

On making impressions, after Clough asked Johnson about the left-back, Kelly continued: "That’s all I can try to dol I want to prove to everyone what I am able to do. I just want to keep on trying to progress and keep knocking on the head coach’s door as much as I can.

"We need to keep concentrating going into Saturday, We’re both in good spirits. All the boys are raring to go for the last push towards the end of the season so I think it will be an interesting game."

BCTV EXCLUSIVES: JOHNSON AND KELLY ON BURTON ALBION  RESULT

Latest News

✍️ Player-coach role for King

✍️ Player-coach role for King

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022

🎥: Robins Uncut 038 & 039: Keeper session and training camp day three

🎥: Robins Uncut 038 & 039: Keeper session and training camp day three

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022

📸 Gallery: Head tennis, six-a-side and a splashing time

📸 Gallery: Head tennis, six-a-side and a splashing time

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022

🎟 2022/23 match ticket prices announced

🎟 2022/23 match ticket prices announced

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

London Lions clash picked for Sky Sports broadcast
Basketball icon

London Lions clash picked for Sky Sports broadcast

Bristol Flyers’ trip to London Lions in December has been selected by Sky Sports for live broadcast.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Basketball

Bristol Flyers 2022/23 schedule revealed
Basketball icon

Bristol Flyers 2022/23 schedule revealed

Bristol Flyers' 2022/23 BBL Championship schedule has been revealed.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Basketball

RFU announce ten-year strategy for Premier 15s
Rugby icon

RFU announce ten-year strategy for Premier 15s

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced an ambitious ten-year strategy to professionalise the Premier 15s.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Rugby

Junior Academy U16s train at High Performance Centre
Rugby icon

Junior Academy U16s train at High Performance Centre

The Bears High Performance Centre played host to the Junior Academy U16s earlier this month, with unit sessions on consecutive Wednesday evenings.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Rugby

Xledger expands its partnership with Bristol Bears
Bristol Sport icon

Xledger expands its partnership with Bristol Bears

Bristol-Based finance software company Xledger has extended its partnership to unify its position as back-of-shirt sponsor for Bears Men, Bears Women, Academy.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Bristol Sport