Tuesday 24 July 2012

Kelly pens new Fulham contract

Defender signs extension to keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014

Fulham defender Stephen Kelly joined the club from Birmingham City in 2009

Fulham defender Stephen Kelly has signed a new two-year contract extension that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014.

The 28-year-old has become a key member of Martin Jol’s side and made 24 Barclays Premier League appearances last season to help the club record a ninth-place finish in the table.

"I'm delighted that it's sorted now and I can hopefully continue on from last year," Kelly told the club's official website.

"To sign another contract here is fantastic"
- Stephen Kelly

"It was a really good end to the season with the way we finished off, the way we were playing and I just hope we can continue on with that again.

"Last season was fantastic for me, playing pretty much every game from Christmas onwards and to cement myself as the number one right-back was great and hopefully I can continue on with that this season.

"To sign another contract here is fantastic. I'm delighted to be staying at the Club and I just want to carry on with the progression I've made over the last year or so."

The Republic of Ireland international joined Fulham from Birmingham City in 2009 and has made a total of 42 League appearances for the club.

He started his career at Tottenham Hotspur and has also had loan spells at Southend United, Queens Park Rangers, Watford and Stoke City.

Share this page

Key Points

  • Stephen Kelly signs contract extension at Fulham
  • Defender agrees two-year deal to keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014
  • Former Tottenham Hotspur player joined Fulham from Birmingham City