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THE HUNDRED CLUB: Liam Kelly

Three players have entered the 100 club this season…

17 March 2020

During the course of the 2019/20 season the Coventry City 100 Club has seen three new additions join the illustrious list and we take a look at each of the newest members - first up, the Captain...

Liam Kelly:

A summer arrival in the 2017/18 season, Liam Kelly has become almost an ever-present in the middle of Coventry’s midfield since putting pen-to-paper.

After Leyton Orient had suffered relegation from League Two to the National League, Kelly became a free agent and Mark Robins snapped up the midfield as he began to mould his midfield.

Kelly came in alongside Michael Doyle to rejuvenate the Sky Blues midfield as they looked to bounce back into League One at the first time of asking.

The duo would go on to forge a special partnership, as they helped City win the League Two Play-Off Final, beating Exeter City 3-1 at Wembley.

Towards the back end of that campaign, Kelly would score his only goal for the club when he drilled a shot in from the edge of the box against Stevenage at the Ricoh Arena.

The followings season, the midfielder started the 2018/19 campaign with a slight knock which became a reoccurring problem up until December of that year, restricting the midfielder to just seven league appearances up to that point.

However, come the turn of the year, the departure of Doyle saw Kelly given the captains armband, as he led a late push for the play-off places, in which City would ultimately come up short.

The next season, Kelly was the leader of a new-look City side, who started the season going unbeaten up until October In League One.

Eventually, on Tuesday 4th February 2020, in an FA Cup Fourth Round Replay against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s, Kelly made his 100th appearance for the Sky Blues.

Liam currently sits on 107 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring one goal against Stevenage as he now looks to help City secure a second promotion in the space of three years with Kelly in the middle.


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