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Experienced left-back who moved to Keys Park from Shifnal Town in the summer of 2023

A former trainee at Nottingham Forest, West Midlander Kelly failed to make the grade at the City Ground and was released at the end of his professional contract in the summer of 2016. Prior to this, he had spent time out on loan at Vanarama National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town at the end of the 2015-2016 campaign, making eleven starts for the Tudors

Free agent Kelly made the move to Hemel a permanent one in the summer of 2016. After sixteen starts in the first half of the 2016-2017 campaign and a short-term loan at Hayes & Yeading in November 2016, Kelly made a move to Kettering Town on a dual registration deal until the end of the season, playing nineteen times for the Poppies before the end of the campaign

In June 2017, Kelly elected to return to his roots and joined Halesowen Town, where he spent the next two seasons at the Grove, playing alongside a variety of ex-Pitmen in the form of Matt Curley, Dan Sweeney, Sam Griffiths, Callam Mendez-Jones and Joe Fitzpatrick as the Yeltz were relegated to step four at the end of the 2-18-2019 season under Rob Smith's management

A move to Wales was in the offing in July 2019 as Kelly joined Welsh Premier League side Newtown for a two-season stint. He made over forty starts at Latham Park during the covid affected seasons, scoring once, before leaving the club in May 2021

After a year away in 2021-2022, Kelly linked up with Shifnal Town ahead of the 2022-2023 Midland Premier League season and helped the Reds to an eighth-placed finish, making thirty-six starts in the process. In June 2023, Kelly followed his colleague Griffiths in linking up with the Pitmen ahead of their Northern Premier League West Season in 2023-2024

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