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Captain

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Liam Kelly

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

10/02/1990

Height

187 cm

Signed

01/07/2017

Country

Scotland

Joining the Sky Blues in 2017, Liam Kelly has established himself as club captain after spending four years with the club.

After graduating through the academy at Milton Keynes Dons, the midfielder began his senior career in Scotland with SPL outfit Kilmarnock, in which he made over 100 appearances during a four-year stay with the club.

After a spell at Bristol City, the 27-year-old transferred to Oldham Athletic and then Leyton Orient, captaining both sides. Kelly has also made one appearance for Scotland, making his debut in a friendly against Luxembourg in 2012, coming on as a substitute for Charlie Mulgrew in a 2-1 victory. 

Back in 2017, following the expiry of his contract at Leyton Orient, Kelly joined the Sky Blues, forming a partnership in midfield alongside captain Michael Doyle. The midfielder suffered an injury over the festive period that year, but he quickly returned and become a key player in the Sky Blues securing promotion back into League One after beating Exeter City 3-1 in the League Two play-off final.

Unfortunately, injury struck again, and Kelly missed the opening months of the 2018/19 season, returning to the starting eleven on a regular basis towards the end of the year, as well as being named club captain in February of 2019.

Kelly resumed his time as club captain the following season and with a young side around him, the midfielder became one of the more experience players in the side, using that to guide the younger players around him as he captained the Sky Blues back to the Championship and to the League One title in the process.

The midfielder became the first man to captain the Sky Blues in the Championship for nine years and he’s performances in the heart of midfield helped City retain their status in England’s second tier, as well a brace he scored in a 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers.

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