UK time is: 01:17:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 28 2006

Time: 1:43PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

An Evening with Gary Rowett (Thursday November 27 2014)

Birmingham Trying to Recruit Today (Thursday November 27 2014)

Vote: Birmingham Take on Forest (Thursday November 27 2014)

Trueman Joins Leamington On Loan (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Man of the Match: Demarai Gray (Wednesday November 26 2014)

BIHL Bid to Block Payments (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Watch: Birmingham Fans at Rotherham (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Birmingham Board to be Decided (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Forest Over Dip in Form (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Loan Watch (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17

Breaking League News

Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
BWFC: Three Years On
Bolton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00
LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:55:00
Former players shipped out on loan deadline day
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:33:00
Ajose - I have wanted to leave for three months
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:  
Home win 23%
Draw 21%
Away win 56%