Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Kelly Keen To Impress

Kelly Keen To Impress

New signing Stephen Kelly is keen to impress and help Blues reach their goal of bouncing straight back up.

The 22 year old passed his medical with flying colours and put pen to paper on a 3 year deal following his initial £750,000 move from Spurs. That figure could rise to £1.25 million depending on his success at St Andrews.

Although Kelly prefers the right back berth, his versatility means he can play in any position along the back four and speaking on the official site following his move he's certainly saying all the right things.

'I have got pace and I try and overlap as much as I can without neglecting my defensive duties.

'But getting forward and joining in the attack is a big part of my game and I like to be able to do that.

'With Jermaine Pennant playing in front of me, he is a quick lad and he is going to skin people as well.

'So I am looking forward to linking up with him and I know there are a lot of other skilful players in the team.

'I was at Tottenham from the age of 16 and played in over 40 games but things didn't work out the way I wanted.

'It was time for me to move on and this is a great opportunity for me to come and play and do well.

'It is tough to leave a club when you have been there for so long and all your mates are there.

'But you have to do what's best for you.

'Everybody knows that this club wants to be back in the Premiership and hopefully I can help them achieve that aim.'


Kelly has already made his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland, and he hopes along with success at Blues that he'll get the chance for success on the international stage.

'It was great to make my debut for Ireland and I am going to need to be playing first team football to continue that run.

'So hopefully coming here will help me get games under my belt and enhance my chances at international level.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday June 28 2006
Time: 1:43PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rumoured Blues target would be a good option for Harry

Tom Heslop discusses why he thinks signing Marc Wilson would prove to be a good acquisition for Birmingham City

Birmingham to Target Premier League Loans

The Blues boss has revealed a part of his transfer approach for the upcoming season in an interview with TalkSport

Blues duo challenged - Bournemouth man a possible target

Harry Redknapp has challenged Michael Morrison and Ryan Shotton to prove their worth next season and is looking into the possibility of signing Marc Wilson

Bond, Kevin Bond

Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Kevin Bond will be his Assistant Manager next season

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Blues appoint Harry Redknapp permanently?
Suggested By: Vital Blues staff
Yes92%
No8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Brooklyn44
2.WayCoolBlue38
3.David Village29
4.gazal12
5.cropped11
6.Rob Wildey19
7.Sausage n egg8
8.Chrisblues2
9.Stevendp1
10.WhoRya1
Vital Football Comment