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Marcus Kelly


Now in his third season with the club, Marcus Kelly is a real fans favourite, and under the management of Ady Pennock has operated regularly as a left back.

That was despite his impressive first campaign at The New Lawn, which saw him occupy a midfield role that saw him end the 2013-14 season with nine goals.

Usefully versatile, he has great composure when on the ball and is also a dead ball specialist with a terrific delivery.

He started his career in his youth at Aston Villa, growing up alongside the likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor in the Midlands club's youth system.

A move to Rushden & Diamonds for his apprenticeship saw him break into the Diamonds first team in 2004.

He was a regular for the Northamptonshire outfit, going onto represent them over 150 times in the Football League and Football Conference.

His departure in 2009 saw him link up with Oxford United, although his stay at the Kassam Stadium was brief, and he moved on loan to his hometown side, Kettering Town. It was a move that later became a permanent one.

The 2010-11 campaign saw him end it as Kettering's Supporters' Player of the Year, while he also collected the vice-president's award at the club.

In 2012 he joined Tamworth, where his one-season stay saw him as a regular with the Lambs, and after his exit in the summer of 2013 he joined FGR on trial.

Recommended to the club by former coach Marcus Law, who had been his manager at Kettering and Tamworth, his impact was immediate as he scored a hat-trick on his debut in a opening day 8-0 smashing of Hyde at The New Lawn.

His first season at Forest Green saw him win the Supporters' Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and Goal of the Season trophies.

He's since gone onto become a highly rated figure among the club's supporters.

FGR Statistics:

2013/14 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 31 (2) 9 11 Red Card 0    Red Card 1
Cup 3 (3) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 1
2014/15 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 37 (4) 2 2 Red Card 0    Red Card 3
Cup 5 (5) 1 3 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2015/16 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 19 (11) 0 2 Red Card 1    Red Card 2
Cup 1 (2) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
2016/17 Apps(as sub) Goals MoM Cards
League 8 (12) 2 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0
Cup 2 (4) 0 0 Red Card 0    Red Card 0

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Marcus Kelly
Marcus Kelly
Number: 10

United Kingdom

DOB: 16 March 1986
Height: 170cm
Weight: 65kg
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